\ ˈpōlt How to pronounce poult (audio) \

Definition of poult

: a young fowl especially : a young turkey

Examples of poult in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After the poult recovered from its injuries and got more mobile, Marge noticed Tori was extremely observant. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Nov. 2021 The ill poult got round-the-clock attention by Don and Marge. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Nov. 2021 Rick Langley, wildlife program manager with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, says 2020 poult production likely suffered in some areas after another year of record drought throughout much of the state. Brian Lovett, Outdoor Life, 8 Jan. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 2 Mar. 2018 See More

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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 24 May. 2022.

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