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Definitions for poultry
ˈpoʊl tripoul·try

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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


  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

  2. Origin: [From Poult.]


  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%.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Poultry

    Where the scorchers and stuffers of poultry in connection with the old Stocks Market on the site of the Mansion House had their shops.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of poultry in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of poultry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of poultry in a Sentence

  1. Guangdong Wen:

    The space to grow in the poultry market is still quite large.

  2. David MacLennan:

    We would like to get into the chicken business in Indonesia. Poultry is a good place for us to play.

  3. Lynn Hayes:

    We all hoped that Costco was going to present the opportunity to start to build a better system for poultry.

  4. T. S. Eliot, Quoted in the May, 24 edition of "The Montreal Gazette":

    An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

  5. William Jennings Bryan:

    Do not compute the totality of your poultry population until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.

Images & Illustrations of poultry

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