chanticleer


noun Now Literary.

  1. a rooster: used as a proper name in medieval fables.

noun

  1. a name for a cock, used esp in fables
n.

“a cock,” c.1300, from Old French Chantecler “sing-loud” (Modern French Chanteclair), name of the cock in medieval stories of Reynard the Fox; from chanter “to sing” (see chant (v.)) + cler (see clear (adj.)).

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