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poul·try

 (pōl′trē)
n.
Domesticated fowl, such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, or geese, raised for meat or eggs.

[Middle English pultrie, from Old French pouletrie, from pouletier, poultry dealer, from poulet, pullet; see pullet.]

poultry

(ˈpəʊltrɪ)
n
(Agriculture) domestic fowls collectively
[C14: from Old French pouletrie, from pouletier poultry-dealer]

poul•try

(ˈpoʊl tri)

n.
domesticated fowl collectively, esp. those valued for their meat and eggs, as chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese.
[1350–1400; Middle English pulletrie < Middle French pouleterie. See pullet, -ery]

poultry

  • fowl, poultry - Chickens, ducks, geese, pheasants, and turkey are fowl in the wild and poultry if domesticated.
  • free range - Supposed to mean that poultry is allowed to roam without being confined and is fed naturally grown crops, consuming only a vegetarian diet.
  • poultry, pullet - Poultry is derived from Latin pullus, "young animal" or "chicken"; a pullet is a young hen between the ages of a chicken and a mature fowl.
  • alektorophobia - Fear of chickens.

poultry

domestic fowl, particularly those raised for food or laying eggs.
See also: Birds
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poultry - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowlpoultry - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
gallinacean, gallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
Dorking - an English breed of large domestic fowl having five toes (the hind toe doubled)
Plymouth Rock - an American breed of domestic fowl
Cornish fowl, Cornish - English breed of compact domestic fowl; raised primarily to crossbreed to produce roasters
Rock Cornish - small plump hybrid developed by crossbreeding Plymouth Rock and Cornish fowl
game fowl - any of several breeds reared for cockfighting
cochin, cochin china - Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legs
genus Gallus, Gallus - common domestic birds and related forms
Gallus gallus, chicken - a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
bantam - any of various small breeds of fowl
Meleagris gallopavo, turkey - large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food
guinea fowl, Numida meleagris, guinea - a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world
saddle - posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl
poultry - flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
2.poultry - flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
domestic fowl, fowl, poultry - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
bird, fowl - the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
chicken, poulet, volaille - the flesh of a chicken used for food
Rock Cornish hen - flesh of a small fowl bred for roasting
guinea hen - flesh of a guinea fowl (especially of hens)
squab, dove - flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled
duck - flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)
goose - flesh of a goose (domestic or wild)
turkey - flesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted

poultry

noun
Related words
collective noun run
fear alektorophobia
Translations
طُيور، دواجِن
drůbež
fjerkræ
siipikarja
alifuglar
家禽家禽類
naminiai paukščiaipaukštienos pardavėjas
mājputni
perutnina
kümes hayvan ı

poultry

[ˈpəʊltrɪ]
A. N (alive) → aves fpl de corral; (as food) → aves fpl
B. CPD poultry breeding Navicultura f
poultry dealer Nrecovero/a m/f, pollero/a m/f
poultry farm Ngranja f avícola
poultry farmer Navicultor(a) m/f
poultry farming Navicultura f
poultry house Ngallinero m
poultry keeper N = poultry farmer poultry keeping N = poultry farming poultry shop N (US) → pollería f

poultry

[ˈpəʊltri] nvolaille fpoultry farm nélevage m de volaillespoultry farmer naviculteur/trice m/f

poultry

nGeflügel nt

poultry

:
poultry farm
poultry farmer
nGeflügelzüchter(in) m(f)
poultry farming
poultry house
nHühnerhaus nt
poultryman
n (esp US) (= farmer)Geflügelzüchter(in) m(f); (= dealer)Geflügelhändler(in) m(f)

poultry

[ˈpəʊltrɪ] npollame m

poultry

(ˈpəultri) noun
farmyard birds, eg hens, ducks, geese, turkeys. They keep poultry.
ˈpoulterer noun
a person who sells poultry (and game) as food. We ordered a turkey from the poulterer.

poultry

n aves fpl de corral
References in classic literature ?
They had four comfortable rooms to live in, a new windmill--bought on credit--a chicken-house and poultry.
A huge load of oak-wood was passing through the gateway, towards the outbuildings in the rear; the fat cook--or probably it might be the housekeeper--stood at the side door, bargaining for some turkeys and poultry which a countryman had brought for sale.
As he possessed no higher attribute, and neither sacrificed nor vitiated any spiritual endowment by devoting all his energies and ingenuities to subserve the delight and profit of his maw, it always pleased and satisfied me to hear him expatiate on fish, poultry, and butcher's meat, and the most eligible methods of preparing them for the table.
He had given that up, and now cultivated fruit and vegetables for the market, and his wife bred and fattened poultry and rabbits for sale.
It divided the country into districts, and fixed the price of meat in all of them; and it owned all the refrigerator cars, and levied an enormous tribute upon all poultry and eggs and fruit and vegetables.
Chloe had a particular fancy for calling poultry poetry,--an application of language in which she always persisted, notwithstanding frequent corrections and advisings from the young members of the family.
Potter says he is no dog, and not even poultry - though I do not go quite so far as that.
The windows looked out on a little alley, and over that into a stable and some poultry and pig yards in the rear of some tenement-houses.
Rebecca was capable of certain set tasks, such as keeping the small children from killing themselves and one another, feeding the poultry, picking up chips, hulling strawberries, wiping dishes; but she was thought irresponsible, and Aurelia, needing somebody to lean on (having never enjoyed that luxury with the gifted Lorenzo), leaned on Hannah.
As for Colonel Brandon, she was not only ready to worship him as a saint, but was moreover truly anxious that he should be treated as one in all worldly concerns; anxious that his tithes should be raised to the utmost; and scarcely resolved to avail herself, at Delaford, as far as she possibly could, of his servants, his carriage, his cows, and his poultry.
It was the fifteenth of January, about nine o'clock in the morning: Bessie was gone down to breakfast; my cousins had not yet been summoned to their mama; Eliza was putting on her bonnet and warm garden-coat to go and feed her poultry, an occupation of which she was fond: and not less so of selling the eggs to the housekeeper and hoarding up the money she thus obtained.
It is likely enough that in the rough outhouses of some tillers of the heavy lands adjacent to Paris, there were sheltered from the weather that very day, rude carts, bespattered with rustic mire, snuffed about by pigs, and roosted in by poultry, which the Farmer, Death, had already set apart to be his tumbrils of the Revolution.