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[puhl-uh s]
noun, plural pul·li [puhl-ahy] /ˈpʌl aɪ/.
  1. a young bird; a chick.
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Origin of pullus

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

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

    Speciation and Evolution of the Pygmy Mice, Genus Baiomys

    Robert L. Packard

British Dictionary definitions for pullus


  1. a technical term for a chick or young bird
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Word Origin for pullus

C18: from Latin, from pullulāre to sprout
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