Definition of poultry
: domesticated birds kept for eggs or meat
Examples of poultry in a sentence
This wine goes well with poultry.
Origin and Etymology of poultry
Middle English pultrie, from Anglo-French pulletrie, from pulleter poulterer, from pullet chicken — more at pullet
First Known Use: 14th century
POULTRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of poultry for English Language Learners
: birds (such as chickens and ducks) that are raised on farms for their eggs or meat
: meat from a bird
POULTRY Defined for Kids
Definition of poultry for Students
: birds (as chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese) raised for their meat or eggs
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up poultry? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).