American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Domestic fowls, such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, or geese, raised for meat or eggs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Domestic fowls collectively; those birds which are ordinarily kept in a state of domestication for their flesh, eggs, or feathers, as the domestic hen, turkeys, guinea-fowl, geese, and ducks. Pigeons are not ordinarily included in the term, nor are pheasants or other birds which are kept in preserves for sporting purposes.
- n. A number of specimens of the common hen, as distinguished from ducks, geese, etc.; particularly, chickens dressed for market.
- n. domestic fowl (chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese) raised for food (either meat or eggs)
- n. the meat from a domestic fowl
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Domestic fowls reared for the table, or for their eggs or feathers, such as cocks and hens, capons, turkeys, ducks, and geese.
- n. a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
- n. flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
- From Old French pouleterie, from poulet, diminutive of poule ("hen"), from Latin pullus ("chick") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English pultrie, from Old French pouletrie, from pouletier, poultry dealer, from poulet, pullet; see pullet. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Enough to say the poultry is all to evacuate the premises at Christmas, and meanwhile the cock is shut up in a dark cellar from darkening till after our breakfast.”
“Inn, any day before Saturday, at four precisely, when you will find none of your half-starved, long-limbed bundles of bones, which you call poultry at the table-d'hôte, but a right Chitty-gong fowl!”
“A good glaze for poultry is made with ancho or chipotle chiles combined with honey, and a sauce for roast chicken or pork uses chiles, honey and cilantro.”
“Also, the WTO ruled that a U.S. ban on Chinese poultry is illegal, giving Beijing a win in the first international commerce ruling against the Obama administration.”
“In terms of the land use and sights, near Tehuacan you'll see long narrow white-topped buildings where poultry is produced and then trucked throughout the state of Puebla and other nearby states.”
“A specialist in poultry, he helped invent such oddities as chicken nuggets, turkey ham, and poultry hot dogs.”
“Daniel Etheridge, associate director at the Tulane City Center, said raising poultry is an appropriate urban activity when people have the right training and experience.”
“Under no circumstances is it acceptable to label poultry that has been enhanced with water or broth or solutions as natural, or all natural.”
“Optimizing Haiti's staple food agriculture products such as rice, sugar and poultry translates into food security for Haiti as well as the potential for green energy production.”
“Turns out “... organic poultry is actually less nutritious, contains more fat and tastes worse than its mass-produced equivalent, research has shown.””
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