Definition of poussin in English:

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poussin

Pronunciation: /po͝oˈsan/

noun

A chicken killed young for eating.
Example sentences
  • Between poussin and Guinea hen, choose the latter if you love dark meat and because the gritty diavola sauce of wax beans and tomato enhances the bird's succulence.
  • Most mums like chicken, so treat yours to some tender poussins, if only because they take around half an hour to cook and don't need carving.
  • On the lunchtime menu, the grilled poussin (with a pile of spring vegetables and a slathering of mustard sauce) is cooked to crispy perfection.

Origin

French.

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Syllabification: pous·sin

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