poultry

[ pohl-tree ]
/ ˈpoʊl tri /

noun

domesticated fowl collectively, especially those valued for their meat and eggs, as chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and guinea fowl.

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Origin of poultry

1350–1400; Middle English pulletrie<Middle French pouleterie.See pullet, -ery

OTHER WORDS FROM poultry

poul·try·less, adjectivepoul·try·like, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH poultry

paltry, poultry
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British Dictionary definitions for poultry

poultry
/ (ˈpəʊltrɪ) /

noun

domestic fowls collectively

Word Origin for poultry

C14: from Old French pouletrie, from pouletier poultry-dealer
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