AskDefine | Define poult

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pulla (“a hen”). Inferred through French poulet (“a young fowl”). Old English pulte.


  1. A young table-bird: turkey, partridge, grouse etc.

Extensive Definition

Poultry is the category of domesticated birds kept for meat, eggs, and feathers. These most typically are members of the superorder Galloanserae (fowl), especially the order Galliformes (which includes chickens and turkeys) and the family Anatidae (in order Anseriformes), commonly known as "waterfowl" (e.g. domestic ducks and domestic geese). Poultry also include other meat birds such as pigeons or doves or game birds like pheasants. The term also refers to the flesh of such birds.

Examples of types of poultry

Cuts of poultry

The meatiest parts of a bird are the flight muscles on its chest, called breast meat, and the walking muscles on the first and second segments of its legs, called the thigh and drumstick respectively.
White meat has less oxygen-carrying myoglobin than the walking muscles, or dark meat, and is thus lighter in color.

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poult in Catalan: Aviram
poult in Czech: Drůbež
poult in Danish: Fjerkræ
poult in German: Geflügel
poult in Spanish: Ave de corral
poult in French: Volaille
poult in Indonesian: Unggas
poult in Hebrew: בשר עוף
poult in Hungarian: Baromfi
poult in Macedonian: Живина
poult in Dutch: Pluimvee
poult in Japanese: 家禽
poult in Norwegian: Fjærkre
poult in Norwegian Nynorsk: Fjørfe
poult in Narom: Volâle
poult in Polish: Drób
poult in Simple English: Fowl
poult in Slovak: Hydina (vtáctvo)
poult in Finnish: Siipikarja
poult in Swedish: Fjäderfä
poult in Ukrainian: Птахівництво
poult in Yiddish: עופות
poult in Chinese: 家禽
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