Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural pulli /ˈpʊlʌɪ/)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
More example sentences
- Pulli growth rates and development were measured and correlated with weather and state of the moon.
- Dr. Bennett's beautiful Cassowaries have yielded two ripe pulli; these were both hatched alive at the Society's Gardens.
- The South West Lancs Ringing Group ringed 54 pullus barn owls in their area this year.
Early 18th century: Latin, literally 'young chick'.
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