poult

[ pohlt ]
/ poʊlt /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. poulaine,
  2. poulard,
  3. poulard wheat,
  4. poulenc,
  5. poulenc, francis,
  6. poult-de-soie,
  7. poulter,
  8. poulter's measure,
  9. poulterer,
  10. poultice

Origin of poult

1375–1425; late Middle English pult(e); syncopated variant of pullet

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British Dictionary definitions for poult

poult

1
/ (pəʊlt) /

noun

the young of a gallinaceous bird, esp of domestic fowl

Word Origin for poult

C15: syncopated variant of poulet pullet

noun

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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