Fowl

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A fowl is a bird of any kind, although some types of birds use the word specifically in their names (for example, Guineafowl and Peafowl).

As a generic plural, fowl often refers collectively to domestic farm birds (such as chickens, turkeys and geese (see also poultry)) or to wild game birds (such as wild ducks or pheasants). Some fowl, such as geese and ducks, are also referred to as waterfowl.

It has cognates in the other Germanic languages, e.g., German "Vogel" (commonly just translated as "Bird").

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