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also pou·larde  (po͞o-lärd′)
A young hen that has been spayed for fattening.

[French poularde, from poule, hen, from Old French, from Latin pulla, feminine of pullus, young of an animal, chicken; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈpuːlɑːd) or


(Animals) a hen that has been spayed for fattening. Compare capon
[C18: from Old French pollarde, from polle hen; see pullet]
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or pou•larde


a hen spayed to improve the flesh for use as food.
[1725–35; < French, =poule hen + -ard -ard]
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Georges Auguste Escoffier, France's pre-eminent chef of the period, is said to have named two dishes for her: Oeufs a la Chimay and Poularde Chimay.
'Men use thought only to justify their injustices, and speech only to conceal their thoughts.' -- Voltaire: Dialogue XIV, Le Chapon et la Poularde
We had eaten very good cold chicken at noon but this was still famous chicken country, so we had poularde de Bresse and a bottle of Montagny, a light, pleasant wine of the neighborhood.
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He had served me and my friends a perfect and unadorned melon; a poached trout with herbs; a steamed poularde de Bresse, the best chicken in the world; and a dry, light nut cake with a splendid champagne.
Voltaire, Dialogues (1763), `Le Chapon et la poularde'.