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Syllabification: poul·try
Pronunciation: /ˈpōltrē

Definition of poultry in English:


1Domestic fowl, such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese.
Example sentences
  • Specific arrangements may need to be put in place for poultry, horses, fish and exotic livestock.
  • The authorities are also conducting tests on dead domestic poultry found in another area of the capital.
  • Frozen turkeys or other poultry must always be thawed fully before cooking.
1.1The flesh of chickens and other domestic fowl as food: I haven’t eaten red meat for 19 years and poultry for 12 years raw or cooked meat and poultry anyone handling raw poultry should wash their hands thoroughly


Middle English: from Old French pouletrie, from poulet 'pullet'.

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