American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A young fowl, especially a turkey, chicken, or pheasant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The young or chick of the domestic fowl, turkey, pheasant, guinea-fowl, and similar birds.
- To kill poultry.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A young chicken, partridge, grouse, or the like.
- Old English pulte, from Old French poulet ("young fowl"), diminutive of poule ("hen"), from Latin pulla. (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“So Joe put his face down to the level of the opening eggs and the first poult emerged, wet and confused.”
“Joe made a chirping, clucky noise, the poult looked him square in the eye, "and something very unambiguous happened in that moment".”
“That's a turkey poult, Pa explains to his appalled wife.”
“The kee kee is the sound a poult makes because it's too young to “break” a yelp.”
“Shooting a hen is no more wrong than shooting an antlerless deer, and after you've had a 10-pound hen or even a 6-pound poult roasted whole for Thanksgiving, a Butterball will never satisfy you again.”
“So Sayyar sprang up and going out to the desert caught an ostrich-poult and brought it to his lord.”
“Also the general idea is that no blood will impose upon the exerts, or jury of matrons, except that of a pigeon-poult which exactly resembles hymeneal blood — when not subjected to the microscope.”
“He persisted in dressing, as in his youth, in black silk stockings, shoes with gold buckles, breeches of black poult-de-soie, and a black coat, adorned with the red rosette.”
“Countrey under a hedge; and beside all these excellent parts, shee was crooke backt, poult footed, and went like a lame Mare in”
“She declared that for the last three years every turkey poult had gone, and that at last she was beginning to feel it.”
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