Crossword clues for poultry
- A domesticated gallinaceous bird though to be descended from the red jungle fowl
- Flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
- Big business in Ark.
- Geese, ducks, etc.
- Eruption on mount Etna's summit featuring hot volcanic rock flowing west
- Domestic fowls
- Domestic fowl
- Chickens and turkeys
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Poultry \Poul"try\, n. [From Poult.] Domestic fowls reared for the table, or for their eggs or feathers, such as cocks and hens, capons, turkeys, ducks, and geese.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"domestic fowls," late 14c. (mid-14c. as "place where poultry is sold"), from Old French pouletrie "domestic fowl" (late 13c.), from pouletier "dealer in domestic fowl," from poulet "young fowl" (see pullet).
n. 1 domestic fowl (e.g. chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese) raised for food (either meat or eggs) 2 the meat from a domestic fowl
Poultry are domesticated birds kept by humans for the eggs they produce, their meat, their feathers, or sometimes as pets. These birds are most typically members of the superorder Galloanserae (fowl), especially the order Galliformes (which includes chickens, quails and turkeys) and the family Anatidae, in order Anseriformes, commonly known as " waterfowl" and including domestic ducks and domestic geese. Poultry also includes other birds that are killed for their meat, such as the young of pigeons (known as squabs) but does not include similar wild birds hunted for sport or food and known as game. The word "poultry" comes from the French/Norman word poule, itself derived from the Latin word pullus, which means small animal.
The domestication of poultry took place several thousand years ago. This may have originally been as a result of people hatching and rearing young birds from eggs collected from the wild, but later involved keeping the birds permanently in captivity. Domesticated chickens may have been used for cockfighting at first and quail kept for their songs, but soon it was realised how useful it was having a captive-bred source of food. Selective breeding for fast growth, egg-laying ability, conformation, plumage and docility took place over the centuries, and modern breeds often look very different from their wild ancestors. Although some birds are still kept in small flocks in extensive systems, most birds available in the market today are reared in intensive commercial enterprises. Poultry is the second most widely eaten type of meat globally and, along with eggs, provides nutritionally beneficial food containing high-quality protein accompanied by a low proportion of fat. All poultry meat should be properly handled and sufficiently cooked in order to reduce the risk of food poisoning.
A poultry was the office in a medieval household responsible for the purchase and preparation of poultry, as well as the room in which the poultry was stored.
It was headed by a poulter or poulterer (though this last term is more often for a merchant who deals in poultry). The office was subordinated to the kitchen, and only existed as a separate office in larger households. It was closely connected with other offices of the kitchen, such as the larder and the saucery.
This use of the word is largely obsolete today.
Poultry refers to domesticated birds kept by humans for their eggs, meat, feathers, or as pets.
Poultry may also refer to:
- Poultry farming
- Poultry (office), the office in a medieval household responsible for the purchase and preparation of poultry
Poultry, London, a street in the City of London, United Kingdom
- Poultry Compter, a former prison located on the street
Usage examples of "poultry".
It was a little amusing to me that I could speak with some authority to skilled and experienced agriculturists, who felt our rivalry at Mark lane, but who did not dream that with the third great move of Australia towards the markets of the world through cold storage we could send beef, mutton, lamb, poultry, eggs, and all kinds of fruit to the consumers of Europe, and especially of England and its metropolis.
And, replacing the daguerreotype, Soames took a taxi to the Poultry, reflecting as he went.
Larson says Allison was blackmailing you, that she had information that suggested you were taking kickbacks from Caravan Foods in exchange for your power and influence on legislation regulating the poultry industry.
Life passed on so peacefully and pleasantly that I was half inclined to think of taking a farm near the Leys at the end of my term, and asking Jane to help with the dairy, poultry, cider, and housekeeping department.
What do Emperor Staghorn Beetle and the loonie moldies want N-dimensional Perplexing Poultry for?
Cackleberry Poulette carried the ailing fryer to his awaiting limousine and rode in silence back to Poulette Farms Poultry corporated.
They continued their purposeful walk along the corridors of Poulette Farms Poultry orporated toward the abattoir.
Remo noticed, on driving up the wide strip of asphalt that serviced Poulette Farms Poultry corporated, was the unnatural quiet.
Because some animal tumors, like poultry sarcoma, are caused by viruses, a lot of people set to work hunting like mad for all kinds of cancer viruses.
I dined with him this day at the house of my friends, Messieurs Edward and Charles Dilly, booksellers in the Poultry: there were present, their elder brother Mr.
My worthy booksellers and friends, Messieurs Dilly in the Poultry, at whose hospitable and well-covered table I have seen a greater number of literary men, than at any other, except that of Sir Joshua Reynolds, had invited me to meet Mr.
Smaller merchants, like the Musser women and the Eshelmans, who dealt in poultry, stopped before reaching the center of town and backed their sleighs against the open curb.
Formally, Perplexing Poultry was about the idea that space can be thought of as a quasicrystal, that is, as a nonrepeating tessellation of two kinds of polyhedral cell.
Several times praus had been paddled out to the Amstel when the ship sailed near an island, eager to offer fruit and fish and poultry to crew and passengers.
As with poultry, to create an illusion of federal oversight, inspectors were authorized to reinspect six sides of beef-the equivalent of three cows-out of as many as 3,200 cattle per shift.