• GREAT HORNED OWL Rabbits constitute a favorite food when available. Poultry and other birds are also destroyed by this owl. Range: Eastern North America
    GREAT HORNED OWL Rabbits constitute a favorite food when available. Poultry and other birds are also destroyed by this owl. Range: Eastern North America
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n poultry a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
    • n poultry flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When Catherine de Medici married Henry II of France (1533) she brought forks with her, as well as several master Florentine cooks. Foods never before seen in France were soon being served using utensils instead of fingers or daggers. She is said to have introduced spinach (which "à la Florentine" usually means) as well as aspics, sweetbreads, artichoke hearts, truffles, liver crépinettes, quenelles of poultry, macaroons, ice cream, and zabagliones.
    • n Poultry Domestic fowls reared for the table, or for their eggs or feathers, such as cocks and hens, capons, turkeys, ducks, and geese.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n poultry Domestic fowls collectively; those birds which are ordinarily kept in a state of domestication for their flesh, eggs, or feathers, as the domestic hen, turkeys, guinea-fowl, geese, and ducks. Pigeons are not ordinarily included in the term, nor are pheasants or other birds which are kept in preserves for sporting purposes.
    • n poultry A number of specimens of the common hen, as distinguished from ducks, geese, etc.; particularly, chickens dressed for market.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Poultry domestic fowls
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  • Benjamin Franklin
    “The sleeping fox catches no poultry.”
  • George Eliot
    “An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Poult
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. poulet, dim. of poule, fowl—L. pullus, the young of any animal.


In literature:

Godfrey did not care to drag all this flock of poultry and quadrupeds about with him.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
It eats poultry or wild fowls.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
There was a garden, a cow, a pig, poultry and fruits and flowers.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Cereals, poultry, game, chocolate and sweet grapes are all excellent.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
The poultry raisers claim that some kind of trees are essential to furnish shade in the poultry yards.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
In Eastern cities, eggs and poultry bring very high prices during nine months of the year, and the demand is always in excess of the supply.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
E. S. Dixon, 'Ornamental Poultry,' 1847, p. 122.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
A girl on a farm, for instance, makes up her mind to undertake poultry farming as a business.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
In proceeding to keep poultry, the young poultry-keeper should first secure a proper place to keep them in.
"The Book of Sports:" by William Martin
The tame poultry of Europe was also found here, but it was scarce, and not very much prized.
"A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2" by Otto von Kotzebue

In poetry:

Long ago in a poultry yard
One dull November morn,
Beneath a motherly soft wing
A little goose was born.
"The Lay Of A Golden Goose" by Louisa May Alcott
I knew a boor - a clownish card
(His only friends were pigs and cows and
The poultry of a small farmyard),
Who came into two hundred thousand.
"The Folly of Brown -" by William Schwenck Gilbert
So away to the poultry shop he goes,
And bought the goose, as he did propose,
And for it he paid one crown,
The finest, he thought, in London town.
"The Christmas Goose" by William Topaz McGonagall
For bird-loving men we've a talk on the hen
By the poultry expert, Mr. Brewster.
If you do what he says you'll find the game pays,
And you'll even get eggs from the rooster.
"The Broadcaster" by Billy Bennett
With their partners attempt to grow cool.
The hams and the sausages nimbly they bear,
And meat, fish, and poultry in plenty are there,
Surrounded with wine of the vintage most rare:
"Wedding Song" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In news:

In the race for top billing among America's most-consumed meat and poultry products, the venerable turkey still trots far behind chicken, beef and pork.
H7N3 flu causes 220,000 poultry deaths at three Mexican farms.
Many fear contracting the H5N1 virus from eating tainted poultry, but a few simple steps offer protection.
Other riders saw several more poultry parts fall from the sky.
Posted in poultry by Hj on Thursday, April 19th 2012 at 8:28 PM.
Delmarva Poultry Executive Director Guest Speaker At NARFE Meeting.
It's also great with lamb, pork, or poultry.
NEW CARLISLE — Second gen­er­a­tion own­er­ship and inno­v­a­tive tech­niques allow Bow­man and Lan­des to offer cus­tomers the best in poul­try prod­ucts for not just Thanks­giv­ing Day, but every day.
I-Banks, Consulting Firms, Bowling, and Poultry.
The government wants to increase line speed at poultry plants—but what about the workers.
Poultry is the largest agricultural commodity in Mississippi.
Mississippi ranks 4th in the nation in poultry production.
Poultry contributes $2 billion to Mississippi's economy annually.
Top 10 US Poultry Export Markets, Percent Growth.
There are 312 Poultry Recipes in our recipe collection.

In science:

Boender, G. J., Hagenaars, T. J., Bouma, A., Nodelijk, G., Elbers, A. R. W., de Jong, M. C. M. & van Boven, M. 2007 Risk maps for the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry.
Complexity and anisotropy in host morphology make populations safer against epidemic outbreaks
Marked campylobacteriosis decline after interventions aimed at poultry, New Zealand.
Semi-automatic selection of summary statistics for ABC model choice