poult(redirected from poult-de-soie)
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A young fowl, especially a young turkey.
[Middle English pult, young fowl, young chicken, short for polet, from Old French poulet, diminutive of poule, polle, hen; see poulard.]
(Animals) the young of a gallinaceous bird, esp of domestic fowl
[C15: syncopated variant of poulet pullet]
(Textiles) a fine plain-weave fabric of silk, rayon, nylon, etc, with slight ribs across it. Also called: poult-de-soie
[C20: from French; of unknown origin; compare paduasoy]
a young fowl, as of the turkey, the pheasant, or a similar bird.
[1375–1425; late Middle English pult(e); syncopated variant of pullet]
poult- A young domestic fowl (like a turkey) being raised for food.
See also related terms for turkey.