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poulard

or pou·larde

[poo-lahrd]
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noun
  1. a hen spayed to improve the flesh for use as food.
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Origin of poulard

1725–35; < French, equivalent to poule hen (see pullet) + -ard -ard
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Examples from the Web for poulard

Historical Examples

  • Of course, everyone who comes to the Mount has heard of Mme. Poulard.

    Brittany

    Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes

  • Here you find yourself in an absolute wilderness of Poulard.

    Brittany

    Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes

  • I'm going back and sit with Mme. Poulard Ain till it's time to go.

  • But come on; let's go up to Mme. Poulard Ain and eat the omelet, and then we can climb around some.

  • Poulard greets you everywhere, written in large black letters on a white ground.

    Brittany

    Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes


British Dictionary definitions for poulard

poulard

poularde

noun
  1. a hen that has been spayed for fatteningCompare capon
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Word Origin

C18: from Old French pollarde, from polle hen; see pullet
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