(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. fowl, cock, hen, pullet; fryer, broiler, capon; slang, coward (See cowardice). See birds, food.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A barnyard fowl]
Syn. chick, hen, rooster, pullet, cock, cockerel, capon, chanticleer, biddy, broiler, fryer, roaster, fowl, poulard, squab chicken, free-range chicken; see also fowl .
Breeds of chickens include: Black Cochin, Buff Cochin, Partridge Cochin, White Cochin, Game, Indian Game, Houdan, Java, DOrking, Hamburg, Wyandotte, Black Leghorn, White Leghorn, Minorca, Buff Orpington, White Orpington, Rhode Island Red, Barred Plymouth Rock, Barred Rock, Plymouth Rock, White Plymouth Rock, White Rock.
2. [Flesh of the chicken].
Parts of the chicken include: breast, back, thigh, leg, wing, neck, giblets, heart, liver, gizzard, dark meat, white meat, light meat, drumstick*, part that goes over the fence last*; see also meat .
3. [*A coward]
Syn. recreant, dastard, craven; see coward .
count one's chickens before they are hatched*,
Syn. rely, rely on, Depend on, put trust in; see anticipate 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. fowl hen, biddy, rooster.
2. *scaredy cat *wimp, *wuss, sissy.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun Slang. An ignoble, uncourageous person: coward, craven, dastard, funk, poltroon. Slang: yellow-belly. See FEAR. II adjective Slang. Ignobly lacking in courage: chickenhearted, cowardly, craven, dastardly, faint-hearted, lily-livered, pusillanimous, unmanly. Slang: gutless, yellow, yellow-bellied. See FEAR.

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