poult

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poult

 (pōlt)
n.
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.]

poult

(pəʊlt)
n
(Animals) the young of a gallinaceous bird, esp of domestic fowl
[C15: syncopated variant of poulet pullet]

poult

(pʊlt)
n
(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]

poult

(poʊlt)

n.
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.
Translations

poult

n (Farming)
(= chicken)junges Huhn
(= turkey)junger Truthahn
(= pheasant)junger Fasan
References in classic literature ?
He was always seen in a maroon-colored coat with gilt buttons, half-tight breeches of poult-de-soie with gold buckles, a white waistcoat without embroidery, and a tight cravat showing no shirt-collar,--a last vestige of the old French costume which he did not renounce, perhaps, because it enabled him to show a neck like that of the sleekest abbe.