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Definition of poult

: a young fowl especially : a young turkey

Examples of poult in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Turkey predators include hawks, coyotes, foxes and wolves, as well as raccoons and opossums, which like to eat turkey eggs and chicks (called poults). Jason Bittel, Washington Post, "Turkeys are much more than the main attraction at Thanksgiving," 17 Nov. 2019 The Mass Wildlife website says that the eggs hatch after about 28 days, and the offspring, known as poults, can be seen tagging along with their mother around the beginning of June. BostonGlobe.com, "“Just beep your horn a few times and he should move out of the way,” the police officer told me.," 7 Nov. 2019 The Department of Environmental Management is providing a form online that can be submitted when anyone sees a wild turkey, either an adult hen or a young turkey, known as poults. USA TODAY, "Black Union regiment flag, Notorious BIG, Pikachu the mini pony: News from around our 50 states," 12 June 2019 As May eased into June, wild turkey hens trailing clusters of fist-size poults began appearing in pastures, fields, senderos and other open, grassy places across the state. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Texas turkeys thriving after mild, wet spring," 8 June 2019 As a wildlife biologist once told me, everything likes to eat a turkey, from raccoons and skunks that feast on turkey eggs to hawks and owls that swoop down on poults, or young turkeys, to panthers and bobcats. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "‘The most challenging hunt that anyone could ever experience.’ It starts Saturday. | Miami Herald," 2 Mar. 2018 An investigation showed eight baby turkeys – called poults – were stuck in a train and calling for help. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "NC firefighters win nation’s heart by rescuing 8 baby turkeys from storm drain," 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of poult

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for poult

Middle English polet, pulte young fowl — more at pullet

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“Poult.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poult. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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