pullus

[puhl-uh s]

Origin of pullus

1765–75; < New Latin, Latin: a young animal (see pullet)
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pullus

noun
  1. a technical term for a chick or young bird

Word Origin for pullus

C18: from Latin, from pullulāre to sprout
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