- a young fowl, as of the turkey, the pheasant, or a similar bird.
Origin of poult
1375–1425; late Middle English pult(e); syncopated variant of pullet
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Examples from the Web for poult
This is about the quantity for a turkey poult: a very large turkey will take nearly twice as much.The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual
Poult′ry, domestic fowls; Poult′ry-yard, a yard where poultry are confined and bred.
She also sent to a Parisian milliner for two new bonnets, and had her measure taken for a poult de Lyon dress.Strange Stories
- the young of a gallinaceous bird, esp of domestic fowl
C15: syncopated variant of poulet pullet
- a fine plain-weave fabric of silk, rayon, nylon, etc, with slight ribs across itAlso called: poult-de-soie
C20: from French; of unknown origin; compare paduasoy
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