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pul·let

 (po͝ol′ĭt)
n.
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.]

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 ?
The dinner-hour being arrived, Black George carried her up a pullet, the squire himself (for he had sworn not to part with the key) attending the door.
The eggs of pullets, partridges, pheasants, &c., were, as George well knew, the most favourite dainties of Sophia.
"Well then," said Sancho, "let senor landlord tell them to roast a pullet, so that it is a tender one."
"Pullet! My father!" 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!
Not a pullet shall we see until we are in front of them; so I shall leave my Winchester runagates to the care of the provost-marshal, and I shall hie south with you, Nigel, with my truffles at my saddle-bow."
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.
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?
If you agree with her about the price, you can have the cock and the two pullets."
The pullet eggs, about a third of the size of those produced by older hens, will go on sale later this month in 79 stores (rsp: PS1.99/ pack of four).
Back at a planning meeting on July 5, Ms Thomas had spoken against the application for a 37,000 pullet (young hen) rearing unit at Old Impton Farm, Norton, near Presteigne, made by Richard Wilding.
"The poultry sector is perhaps one of Wales' biggest success stories in recent years, with many farms diversifying to run successful pullet, laying, broiler and pheasant units alongside red meat, dairy and arable enterprises," he said.