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Definition of "poultry" []

  • Domestic fowls, such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, or geese, raised for meat or eggs. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "poultry" in a sentence
  • "Enough to say the poultry is all to evacuate the premises at Christmas, and meanwhile the cock is shut up in a dark cellar from darkening till after our breakfast."
  • "Inn, any day before Saturday, at four precisely, when you will find none of your half-starved, long-limbed bundles of bones, which you call poultry at the table-d'hôte, but a right Chitty-gong fowl!"
  • "In terms of the land use and sights, near Tehuacan you'll see long narrow white-topped buildings where poultry is produced and then trucked throughout the state of Puebla and other nearby states."