Definition of pullus in English:
noun (plural pulli /-lʌɪ/)technical
A young bird or nestling that is not yet able to fly: a bird ringed as a pullus at Fuerteventura was seen at Porto
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- A pullus ringed at Brinkburn in June, was killed by a cat at Pontefract, West Yorkshire, in August.
- The South West Lancs Ringing Group ringed 54 pullus barn owls in their area this year.
- Dr. Bennett's beautiful Cassowaries have yielded two ripe pulli; these were both hatched alive at the Society's Gardens.
early 18th century: Latin, literally 'young chick'.
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