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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 ?
Potter says he is no dog, and not even poultry - though I do not go quite so far as that.
Inchbare is associated with the poultry; the poultry are associated with the gardener's wife; the gardener's wife is associated with the gardener--and so the gardener gets into my head.
For a hundred francs a year, she cooked and did the housework, washed, ironed, mended, harnessed the horse, fattened the poultry, made the butter and remained faithful to her mistress--although the latter was by no means an agreeable person.
Pullet, confused and overwhelmed by this revolutionary aspect of things,--the tea deferred and the poultry alarmed by the unusual running to and fro,--took up his spud as an instrument of search, and reached down a key to unlock the goose-pen, as a likely place for Maggie to lie concealed in.
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 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.
After the cure's death the house had been for sale; and Benassis, who had only just come into the country, had bought it as it stood, with the walls about it and the ground belonging to it, together with the plate, wine, and furniture, the old sundial, the poultry, the horse, and the woman-servant.
He has bought two specimens of poultry, which, if there be any truth in adages, were certainly not caught with chaff, to be prepared for the spit; he has amazed and rejoiced the family by their unlooked-for production; he is himself directing the roasting of the poultry; and Mrs.
They've never been to look at my poultry this long while, and I've got some beautiful speckled chickens, black and white, as Miss Kate might like to have some of amongst hers.
In the Poultry, and on Cornhill, and at several other leading points, iron chains were drawn across the street; parties of soldiers were distributed in some of the old city churches while it was yet dark; and in several private houses
They had four comfortable rooms to live in, a new windmill--bought on credit--a chicken-house and poultry.
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.