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
Hens on a farm
Poultry is defined as domestic fowl generally raised for eggs or meat.
An example of poultry is chicken.
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 .
- Cattle and poultry are the principal classes of live stock.
- Modern Cheapside merges eastward into the street called the Poultry, from the poulterers' stalls " but lately departed from thence," according to Stow, at the close of the 16th century.
- Large numbers of horses, cattle, swine and poultry are reared.
- The chief elements of the native diet are rice, fish and poultry; vegetables and pork are also eaten.
- The co-operative system plays an important part in the industries of butter-making, poultry-farming and the rearing of swine.