poult

[ pohlt ]
/ poʊlt /

noun

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

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Origin of poult

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English pult(e); shortened variant of pullet
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British Dictionary definitions for poult (1 of 2)

poult1
/ (pəʊlt) /

noun

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)

poult2
/ (pʊlt) /

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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