pullet


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pul·let

 (po͝ol′ĭt)
n.
A young domestic hen, usually one that is less than one year old.

[Middle English pulet, from Old French polet, diminutive of poul, cock, and poule, hen, both from Latin pullus, young fowl, young animal, chicken; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

pullet

(ˈpʊlɪt)
n
(Animals) a young hen of the domestic fowl, less than one year old
[C14: from Old French poulet chicken, from Latin pullus a young animal or bird]

pul•let

(ˈpʊl ɪt)

n.
a hen less than one year old.
[1325–75; Middle English polet < Middle French poulet, diminutive of poul cock < Latin pullus chicken, young of an animal]
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.
See also related terms for poultry.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pullet - flesh of a medium-sized young chicken suitable for fryingpullet - flesh of a medium-sized young chicken suitable for frying
chicken, poulet, volaille - the flesh of a chicken used for food
2.pullet - young hen usually less than a year old
biddy, hen - adult female chicken
Translations
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pullet

[ˈpʊlɪt] Npolla f, pollita f

pullet

pullet

[ˈpʊlɪt] npollastra, gallina giovane
References in classic literature ?
Now there's Morgan le Fay, as fresh and young as a Vassar pullet, to all appearances, and here is this old duke of the South Marches still slashing away with sword and lance at his time of life, after raising such a family as he has raised.
Well then," said Sancho, "let senor landlord tell them to roast a pullet, so that it is a tender one.
said the landlord; "indeed and in truth it's only yesterday I sent over fifty to the city to sell; but saving pullets ask what you will.
By God," said the landlord, "my guest's wits must he precious dull; I tell him I have neither pullets nor hens, and he wants me to have eggs
It is most like a plucked pullet which has died of the spotted fever.
Sophia would have had him take the pullet back, saying, she could not eat; but George begged her to try, and particularly recommended to her the eggs, of which he said it was full.
But hadn't I better kill a couple o' fowl, and have th' aunts and uncles to dinner next week, so as you may hear what sister Glegg and sister Pullet have got to say about it?
Marry, come up, say I--what a plague--does an old weazen think that tender lasses are to be bought like pullets o' a market day?
If you agree with her about the price, you can have the cock and the two pullets.
They've been a-sneaking about this two hours, I tells 'ee," shouted he, as Holmes stands between Martin and Willum, "and have druv a matter of a dozen young pullets pretty nigh to death.
Now I step down the steep hill to Les's on Woodchurch Road, almost opposite the admirable Cock and Pullet pub and near a corner shop run by an Indian family of unceasing charm and good manners.
25 percent, on behalf of Jason and Rhonda Saylor to construct a 27,500-square-foot pullet house on their farm in Liverpool Township.