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A young domestic hen, usually one that is less than one year old.
[Middle English polet, pulet, partly from Old French polet, young chicken, diminutive of poul, cock, and partly from polette, young hen, diminutive of poule, hen, both ultimately from Latin pullus, young fowl, young animal, chicken; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]
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(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]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||pullet - flesh of a medium-sized young chicken suitable for frying|
|2.||pullet - young hen usually less than a year old|
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