poult

poult

[pohlt]
noun
a young fowl, as of the turkey, the pheasant, or a similar bird.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English pult(e); syncopated variant of pullet

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poult1 (pəʊlt)
 
n
the young of a gallinaceous bird, esp of domestic fowl
 
[C15: syncopated variant of pouletpullet]

poult2 (pʊlt)
 
n
Also called: poult-de-soie a fine plain-weave fabric of silk, rayon, nylon, etc, with slight ribs across it
 
[C20: from French; of unknown origin; compare paduasoy]

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