Definitions for poultryˈpoʊl tri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

poul•tryˈpoʊl tri(n.)

  1. domesticated fowl collectively, esp. those valued for their meat and eggs, as chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of poultry:

1350–1400; ME pulletrie < MF pouleterie. See pullet , -ery

Princeton's WordNet

  1. domestic fowl, fowl, poultry(noun)

    a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl

  2. poultry(noun)

    flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. poultry(noun)ˈpoʊl tri

    farm birds such as chicken, turkeys, etc.

    a poultry farm


  1. poultry(Noun)

    domestic fowl (chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese) raised for food (either meat or eggs)

  2. poultry(Noun)

    the meat from a domestic fowl

  3. Poultry(ProperNoun)

    a street in the City between Cheapside and Cornhill

  4. Origin: home of medieval feather dealers and stuffers

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poultry(noun)

    domestic fowls reared for the table, or for their eggs or feathers, such as cocks and hens, capons, turkeys, ducks, and geese


  1. Poultry

    Poultry is a category of domesticated birds kept by humans for the purpose of collecting their eggs, or killing for their meat or feathers. These most typically are members of the superorder Galloanserae, especially the order Galliformes and the family Anatidae, commonly known as "waterfowl". Poultry also includes other birds which are killed for their meat, such as pigeons or doves or birds considered to be game, such as pheasants. Poultry comes from the French/Norman word poule, itself derived from the Latin word pullus, which means small animal. Poultry is the second most widely eaten meat in the world, accounting for about 30% of meat production worldwide, after pork at 38%.

Translations for poultry

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


farmyard birds, eg hens, ducks, geese, turkeys

They keep poultry.

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