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poultry (n.)

"domestic fowls," late 14c. (mid-14c. as "place where poultry is sold"), from Old French pouletrie "domestic fowl" (late 13c.), from pouletier "dealer in domestic fowl," from poulet "young fowl" (from PIE root *pau- (1) "few, little").

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Definitions of poultry from WordNet

poultry (n.)
a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl;
Synonyms: domestic fowl / fowl
poultry (n.)
flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food;
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