[ puhl-uhs ]
/ ˈpʌl əs /
noun, plural pul·li [puhl-ahy]. /ˈpʌl aɪ/.
a young bird; a chick.
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Origin of pullus
First recorded in 1765–75; from New Latin, Latin: “a young animal”; see origin at pullet
Words nearby pullus
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British Dictionary definitions for pullus
/ (ˈpʊləs) /
a technical term for a chick or young bird
Word Origin for pullus
C18: from Latin, from pullulāre to sprout
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