from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A young domestic hen, usually one that is less than one year old.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A young hen, especially one less than a year old.
- n. A spineless person; a coward.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A young hen, or female of the domestic fowl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A young hen.
- n. A bivalve, Tapes pullastra, of the family Veneridæ, abundant in European seas, chiefly in muddy sand or sandy bottoms near tide-mark.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. flesh of a medium-sized young chicken suitable for frying
- n. young hen usually less than a year old
Middle English pulet, from Old French polet, diminutive of poul, cock, and poule, hen, both from Latin pullus, young fowl, young animal, chicken.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman pullet, poulet ("young chicken"); polette ("young hen"), from poule ("hen"). (Wiktionary)