A young domestic chicken, turkey, pheasant, or other fowl being raised for food.
- The females and their broods can all associate with each other, so there may be multiple hens with poults (young turkeys) in a group.
- Adult chickens and chicks are more likely to eat the beetles and their larvae than poults or turkeys.
- It's early August, and he checks to make sure his 34 turkey poults are kept warm until they are ready for pasture in eight weeks.
Late Middle English: contraction of pullet.
Words that rhyme with poultbolt, colt, dolt, holt, jolt, moult (US molt), smolt, volt
1930s: from French poult-de-soie, from poult (of unknown origin) + de soie 'of silk'.
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