Hens on a farm
Poultry is defined as domestic fowl generally raised for eggs or meat.
An example of poultry is chicken.
domestic fowls raised for meat or eggs; chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, etc. collectively
Origin of poultryMiddle English pultrie from Middle French pouleterie from poulet, diminutive of poule, hen from Classical Latin pullus, chicken, small animal from Indo-European base an unverified form p?u-, an unverified form pu-, small child, small animal from source foal, few, Classical Latin puer, child
Domesticated fowl, such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, or geese, raised for meat or eggs.
Origin of poultryMiddle English pultrie from Old French pouletrie from pouletier poultry dealer from poulet pullet ; see pullet .