from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A young fowl, especially a turkey, chicken, or pheasant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A young table-bird: turkey, partridge, grouse etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A young chicken, partridge, grouse, or the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The young or chick of the domestic fowl, turkey, pheasant, guinea-fowl, and similar birds.
- To kill poultry.
Middle English pult, short for polet, from Old French poulet, diminutive of poule, polle, hen; see poulard.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English pulte, from Old French poulet ("young fowl"), diminutive of poule ("hen"), from Latin pulla. (Wiktionary)