a young hen, less than one year old.

1325–75; Middle English polet < Middle French poulet, diminutive of poul cock < Latin pullus chicken, young of an animal; akin to foal

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pullet (ˈpʊlɪt)
a young hen of the domestic fowl, less than one year old
[C14: from Old French poulet chicken, from Latin pullus a young animal or bird]

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., "young fowl," from Anglo-Fr. pullet, O.Fr. poulette, dim. of poule "hen," from V.L. *pulla, fem. of L. pullus "young animal, young fowl." Technically, a young hen from the time she begins to lay until the first molt.
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