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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: pouleterie, from polet 'young chicken'

poultry

noun
     
poul‧try
1 [plural]TA birds such as chickens and ducks that are kept on farms in order to produce eggs and meat
2 [uncountable]DF meat from birds such as chickens and ducks
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