n. a young domestic fowl, turkey, pheasant, etc.
Etymology: ME, contr. f. PULLET
n. (in full poult-de-soie) a fine corded silk or taffeta, usu. coloured.
Etymology: F, of unkn. orig.

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  • Poult — Poult, n. [OF. pulte, F. poulet, dim. of poule fowl. See {Pullet}.] A young chicken, partridge, grouse, or the like. King. Chapman. [1913 Webster] Starling the heath poults or black game. R. Jefferise. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poult — [pōlt] n. [ME pulte, contr. of pulete, PULLET] any young fowl, as a turkey …   English World dictionary

  • poult — poult1 [pəʊlt] noun Farming a young domestic fowl being raised for food. Origin ME: contr. of pullet. poult2 [pu:lt, pʊlt] (also poult de soie ˌpu:də swα:) noun a fine cord …   English new terms dictionary

  • Poult — pol, poul, poult nm coq Occitan …   Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

  • poult — noun Etymology: Middle English polet, pulte young fowl more at pullet Date: 15th century a young fowl; especially a young turkey …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • poult — /pohlt/, n. a young fowl, as of the turkey, the pheasant, or a similar bird. [1375 1425; late ME pult(e); syncopated var. of PULLET] * * * …   Universalium

  • poult — noun A young table bird: turkey, partridge, grouse etc …   Wiktionary

  • poult — pəʊlt n. young fowl, chick, young chicken turkey or pheasant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • poult — [[t]poʊlt[/t]] n. orn a young fowl, as of the turkey, the pheasant, or a similar bird • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME pult(e); syncopated var. of pullet …   From formal English to slang

  • poult — /ˈpoʊlt/ (say pohlt) noun the young of the domestic fowl, the turkey, the pheasant, or a similar bird. {Middle English pult(e), syncopated variant of pullet} …   Australian English dictionary

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