poultry
noun Etymology: Middle English pultrie, from Anglo-French pulletrie, from pulleter poulterer, from pullet chicken — more at pullet Date: 14th century domesticated birds kept for eggs or meat

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  • Poultry — Poul try, n. [From {Poult}.] Domestic fowls reared for the table, or for their eggs or feathers, such as cocks and hens, capons, turkeys, ducks, and geese. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poultry — mid 14c., from O.Fr. pouletrie domestic fowl (late 13c.), from poulet young fowl (see PULLET (Cf. pullet)). Poulterer (1630s) is a redundancy, but has largely ousted original poulter (c.1400), from O.Fr. pouletier poulterer, with agent suffix er …   Etymology dictionary

  • poultry — ► NOUN ▪ chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese; domestic fowl. ORIGIN Old French pouletrie, from poulet pullet …   English terms dictionary

  • poultry — [pōl′trē] n. [ME pultrie < MFr pouleterie < poulet, dim. of poule, hen < L pullus, chicken, small animal < IE base * pōu , * pu , small child, small animal > FOAL, FEW, L puer, child] domestic fowls raised for meat or eggs;… …   English World dictionary

  • poultry — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ free range (esp. BrE) ▪ domestic VERB + POULTRY ▪ keep (esp. BrE), raise (AmE) ▪ He keeps/raises rabbits and poultry …   Collocations dictionary

  • poultry — [[t]po͟ʊltri[/t]] N PLURAL You can refer to chickens, ducks, and other birds that are kept for their eggs and meat as poultry. Dr Binger keeps poultry, pigs and goats... Most poultry farmers have to rely on commercially manufactured feeds. N… …   English dictionary

  • poultry — poultryless, adj. poultrylike, adj. /pohl tree/, n. domesticated fowl collectively, esp. those valued for their meat and eggs, as chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and guinea fowl. [1350 1400; ME pulletrie < MF pouleterie. See PULLET, ERY] * * * ▪ …   Universalium

  • Poultry —    East from Cheapside, at No. 8o, to Mansion House Street (P.O. Directory). In Cheap Ward.    Earliest mention: Polettar, 3 Ed. I. (Rot. Hund. I. 403).    Other forms: The Poultry, 1298 (Cal. L. Bk. C. p.55). Poletria, 31 Ed. I. (Lib. Cust. I.… …   Dictionary of London

  • poultry — [14] Poultry comes ultimately from a Latin word for a ‘young animal’, which also gave English pony. It was borrowed from Old French pouleterie, a derivative of pouletier ‘poultry dealer’. This in turn was based on poulet (source of English pullet …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • poultry — paukštiena statusas Aprobuotas sritis mėsos produktai apibrėžtis Vištų, kalakutų, perlinių vištų, ančių, žąsų ir kitų paukščių kūno dalys, tinkamos žmonių maistui. atitikmenys: angl. poultry; poultry meat vok. Geflügelfleisch, n rus. мясо птицы;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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