poultry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English pultrie, from Old French pouleterie, from poulet, diminutive of poule (hen), from Latin pullus (chick).

For the development of Middle English /u/ to modern /oʊ/, /əʊ/ before /lt/, /ld/, /ln/, compare boult, boulder, colter/coulter, poultice, shoulder, won't.[1]

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Noun[edit]

poultry (usually uncountable, plural poultries)

  1. Domestic fowl (e.g. chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese) raised for food (either meat or eggs).
    a poultry farmer
  2. The meat from a domestic fowl.
    the poultry counter

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jespersen, Otto (1909) A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles (Sammlung germanischer Elementar- und Handbücher; 9)‎[1], volume I: Sounds and Spellings, London: George Allen & Unwin, published 1961, § 10.33, page 290.

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