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1. poultry

noun. ['ˈpoʊltri'] a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl.

Synonyms

  • Numida meleagris
  • guinea
  • fowl
  • chicken
  • Cornish
  • Meleagris gallopavo
  • Rock Cornish
  • Gallus gallus
  • saddle
  • bantam
  • gallinacean
  • turkey
  • genus Gallus
  • game fowl
  • Cornish fowl
  • Plymouth Rock
  • guinea fowl
  • domestic fowl
  • Gallus
  • cochin china
  • Dorking
  • cochin

Antonyms

  • unburden
  • detach
  • unsaddle
  • big

Etymology

  • pouleterie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • poulet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Poultry

  • moultrie
  • holtry

How do you pronounce poultry?

Pronounce poultry as ˈpoʊltri.

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Example sentences of the word poultry


1. Noun, singular or mass
The main protein of the meal can come from meat, poultry, fish or even tofu.

Quotes containing the word poultry


1. Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks?""They ate it too,"Will reminisced. "Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

2. poultry

noun. ['ˈpoʊltri'] flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food.

Synonyms

  • dove
  • guinea hen
  • duck
  • squab
  • domestic fowl
  • Rock Cornish hen
  • poulet
  • volaille
  • turkey
  • fowl
  • bird
  • chicken

Antonyms

  • hawk
  • diving duck
  • dabbling duck
  • confront

Etymology

  • pouleterie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • poulet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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