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
Why Clay, I thought you knew a pullet is a bullet that has been pulled and can be reused.
Some translations are trickier, like describing pullet, which is a hen less than a year old but appears on some menus as Sexually Inexperienced Chicken.
For those of you who don't know, a pullet is a young hen, not even a year old.
There was one unofficial poll taken by the Staley Milling Company in -- in Kansas, which had these things called pullet adams, which were a feed for -- for livestock.
It does not mean by this that a scrawny pullet is of more importance than family honor; it simply means that the man who steals a pullet is a cowardly thief, while the one who ignores the advances of a pretty woman is an incorrigible idiot.
Next up for fans of beautiful creatures today, we have Dorcas the Silver Dorking pullet (a pullet is the term used for a young hen not yet in lay).
At first, they lay what are called pullet eggs, which are very small.
This is not to suggest that Dickson's book is a catalogue of bloopers, or what Amsel Greene (and Jack Smith) like to call pullet surprises.
She had noted down, in her tablets, the Urdû wherewith to ask whether a thing is procurable, and to order it, if procurable, to be forthcoming, with the appropriate outlandish words for "pullet" and "hoecake," and also those for straightforward answers, affirmative and negative.
Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal The second course of the stinky cheese meal prepared by Chef Andy D'Amico, below, at Marseille on West 44th Street: a creamy polenta with Taleggio, porcini cream, sage and a sunny-side up pullet egg.