[ pohlt ]
/ poʊlt /


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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British Dictionary definitions for poult (1 of 2)

/ (pəʊlt) /


the young of a gallinaceous bird, esp of domestic fowl

Word Origin for poult

C15: syncopated variant of poulet pullet

British Dictionary definitions for poult (2 of 2)

/ (pʊlt) /


a fine plain-weave fabric of silk, rayon, nylon, etc, with slight ribs across itAlso called: poult-de-soie

Word Origin for poult

C20: from French; of unknown origin; compare paduasoy
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