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

1375–1425; late Middle English pult(e); syncopated variant of pullet
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Examples from the Web for poult

Historical Examples

  • 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

    William Kitchiner

  • 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

    Grant Allen

British Dictionary definitions for poult


  1. the young of a gallinaceous bird, esp of domestic fowl
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Word Origin

C15: syncopated variant of poulet pullet


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

C20: from French; of unknown origin; compare paduasoy
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