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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fowl /ˈfaʊ(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fowl n.
 Note: Instead of the pl. Fowls the singular is often used collectively.
 1. Any bird; esp., any large edible bird.
    Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air.   --Gen. i. 26.
    Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not.   --Matt. vi. 26.
 Like a flight of fowl
 Scattered by winds and high tempestuous gusts.   --Shak.
 2. Any domesticated bird used as food, as a hen, turkey, duck; in a more restricted sense, the common domestic cock or hen (Gallus domesticus).
 Barndoor fowl, or Barnyard fowl, a fowl that frequents the barnyard; the common domestic cock or hen.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fowl, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fowled p. pr. & vb. n. Fowling.] To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting, or by decoys, nets, etc.
    Such persons as may lawfully hunt, fish, or fowl.   --Blackstone.
 Fowling piece, a light gun with smooth bore, adapted for the use of small shot in killing birds or small quadrupeds.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a domesticated gallinaceous bird though to be descended from
           the red jungle fowl [syn: domestic fowl, poultry]
      2: the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
         [syn: bird]
      v 1: hunt fowl
      2: hunt fowl in the forest