Definition of poultry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpəʊltri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpoʊltri//
    Meat, Farm animals
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  1. 1 [plural] chickens, ducks and geese, kept for their meat or eggs to keep poultry poultry farming See related entries: Meat, Farm animals
  2. 2 [uncountable] meat from chickens, ducks and geese Eat plenty of fish and poultry.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French pouletrie, from poulet ‘pullet’.Extra examples He rears rabbits and poultry in the garden. They keep/​raise poultry on the farm. a wine that goes well with fish and poultry dishes
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: poultry