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ˈpoʊl tripoul·t·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. domestic fowl, fowl, poultrynoun

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

  2. poultrynoun

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


  1. poultrynoun

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

    Etymology: home of medieval feather dealers and stuffers

  2. poultrynoun

    the meat from a domestic fowl

    Etymology: home of medieval feather dealers and stuffers

  3. Poultrynoun

    a street in the City between Cheapside and Cornhill

    Etymology: home of medieval feather dealers and stuffers

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poultrynoun

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

    Etymology: [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. David MacLennan:

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

  2. Bunge Chief Executive Soren Schroder:

    It's the whole spread of basic food, starting with infant nutrition and then working its way up to poultry, pork, processed foods of various types.

  3. Henry Wibowo:

    The main reason why Indonesian poultry is very attractive is simply because it's the largest Muslim country - everybody eats chicken here and they don't eat pork.

  4. Sindy Benavides:

    But a lot of companies need to do better and LULAC is fighting to make sure that( happens). These essential workers, not only the meat packing and poultry, but also farm workers, are starting to get sick and that's going to affect our vegetables, the frontline workers that are essential workers, the delivery trucks, the people in the grocery stores, the people at the warehouses delivering Sindy Benavides Amazon products, most of them are Latinos.

  5. Mark Ostrowski:

    So hospitals, their business is to save lives ; meat and poultry is to produce goods and services ; pipelines are to create gas exchange or oil exchange, those certain industries also may be targeted because maybe they're behind in their [ software ] patching, maybe their cyber program is not quite what it needs to be.

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