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pullus

[ puhl-uhs ]

noun

, plural pul·li [puhl, -ahy].
  1. a young bird; a chick.


pullus

/ ˈpʊləs /

noun

  1. a technical term for a chick or young bird


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pullus1

First recorded in 1765–75; from New Latin, Latin: “a young animal”; pullet

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pullus1

C18: from Latin, from pullulāre to sprout

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Example Sentences

Ater and niger denote a deep dark black; whereas pullus only swarthy, with reference to the affinity of the dark color to dirt.

Deinde Pullus Aquilæ nidificabit in summa rupe totius Britanniæ: nec juvenis occidet, nec ad senem vivet.

The mid-ventral white stripe characteristic of pullus is present in three of 28 adults from El Salvador.

In ventre hirundinum pullus lapilli candido aut rubenti colore, qui chelidonii vocantur, magicis narrati artibus reperiuntur.

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