poulard

or pou·larde

[ poo-lahrd ]

noun
  1. a hen spayed to improve the flesh for use as food.

Origin of poulard

1
1725–35; <French, equivalent to poule hen (see pullet) + -ard-ard

Words Nearby poulard

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How to use poulard in a sentence

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

    Brittany | Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
  • Here you find yourself in an absolute wilderness of poulard.

    Brittany | Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
  • Of course, everyone who comes to the Mount has heard of Mme. poulard.

    Brittany | Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
  • But come on; let's go up to Mme. poulard Ain and eat the omelet, and then we can climb around some.

  • The omelette of Madame poulard is another excuse for a motor pilgrimage from Trouville.

    In Vanity Fair | Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd

British Dictionary definitions for poulard

poulard

poularde

/ (ˈpuːlɑːd) /


noun
  1. a hen that has been spayed for fattening: Compare capon

Origin of poulard

1
C18: from Old French pollarde, from polle hen; see pullet

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