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poult

[ pohlt ]

noun

  1. a young fowl, as of the turkey, the pheasant, or a similar bird.


poult

1

/ pʊlt /

noun

  1. a fine plain-weave fabric of silk, rayon, nylon, etc, with slight ribs across it Also calledpoult-de-soie


poult

2

/ pəʊlt /

noun

  1. the young of a gallinaceous bird, esp of domestic fowl
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Word History and Origins

Origin of poult1

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English pult(e); shortened variant of pullet
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Word History and Origins

Origin of poult1

C20: from French; of unknown origin; compare paduasoy

Origin of poult2

C15: syncopated variant of poulet pullet
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Example Sentences

Poult′ry, domestic fowls; Poult′ry-yard, a yard where poultry are confined and bred.

It is of steel-color poult de soie, trimmed in a very novel and elegant style with bouillonnées of ribbon.

She also sent to a Parisian milliner for two new bonnets, and had her measure taken for a poult de Lyon dress.

It is a dress of pale pink poult de soié; the corsage, high on the shoulders, opens a little in the front.

"The affair has not gone so far as this blade shall go, turkey-poult," he thundered.

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