pullen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English poleyn, from Old French polain (modern French poulain), from Late Latin pullāmen; compare pullet.

Noun[edit]

pullen (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) domestic fowl; poultry
    • c. 1620, anonymous, “Tom o’ Bedlam’s Song” in Giles Earle his Booke (British Museum, Additional MSS. 24, 665):
      The palsie plagues my pulses
      when I prigg yoͬ: piggs or pullen
      your culuers take, or matchles make
      your Chanticleare or sullen
  2. (obsolete) the meat from a domestic fowl
  3. (obsolete) the young of a bird, or, figuratively, human children

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

pullen

  1. Plural form of pul