pullet

[ poo l-it ]
/ ˈpʊl ɪt /

noun

a young hen, less than one year old.

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Origin of pullet

1325–75; Middle English polet < Middle French poulet, diminutive of poul cock < Latin pullus chicken, young of an animal; akin to foal
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British Dictionary definitions for pullet

pullet
/ (ˈpʊlɪt) /

noun

a young hen of the domestic fowl, less than one year old

Word Origin for pullet

C14: from Old French poulet chicken, from Latin pullus a young animal or bird
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