chanticleer

chanticleer

[chan-tuh-kleer]
noun Now Literary.
a rooster: used as a proper name in medieval fables.
Also, chantecler [chan-tuh-klair] .


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English Chauntecler < Old French Chantecler noun use of verb phrase chante cler sing clear. See chant, clear

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chanticleer or chantecler (ˌtʃæntɪˈklɪə, ˌtʃæntɪˈklɛə)
 
n
a name for a cock, used esp in fables
 
[C13: from Old French Chantecler, from chanter cler to sing clearly]
 
chantecler or chantecler
 
n
 
[C13: from Old French Chantecler, from chanter cler to sing clearly]

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chanticleer
c.1300, from O.Fr. chante-cler "sing-loud," name of rooster in medieval stories of Reynard the Fox.
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