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poulard

or poularde

[poo-lahrd] /puˈlɑrd/
noun
1.
a hen spayed to improve the flesh for use as food.
Origin of poulard
1725-1735
1725-35; < French, equivalent to poule hen (see pullet) + -ard -ard
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  • But come on; let's go up to Mme. poulard Ain and eat the omelet, and then we can climb around some.

  • Of course, everyone who comes to the Mount has heard of Mme. poulard.

    Brittany Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
  • Here you find yourself in an absolute wilderness of poulard.

    Brittany Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
  • I'm going back and sit with Mme. poulard Ain till it's time to go.

  • poulard greets you everywhere, written in large black letters on a white ground.

    Brittany Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
British Dictionary definitions for poulard

poulard

/ˈpuːlɑːd/
noun
1.
a hen that has been spayed for fattening Compare capon
Word Origin
C18: from Old French pollarde, from polle hen; see pullet
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