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pullus

[puhl-uh s] /ˈpʌl əs/
noun, plural pulli
[puhl-ahy] /ˈpʌl aɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a young bird; a chick.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; < Neo-Latin, Latin: a young animal (see pullet)
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pullus

/ˈpʊləs/
noun
1.
a technical term for a chick or young bird
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, from pullulāre to sprout
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