Part of speech: noun

Domestic fowls, as hens, ducks, etc., whether living or killed and dressed for market.

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Usage examples "poultry":

  1. Those outside the little poultry yard waited in curiosity for the others to come back. - "Dorothy on a Ranch", Evelyn Raymond.
  2. The elves steal our eggs, and milk, and poultry, so that there is never enough for us to eat, and we are half- starved. - "The Necklace of Princess Fiorimonde and Other Stories", Mary De Morgan.
  3. The cheapest of all the several kinds of poultry are a sort of wild pigeon, which are in season the latter end of June, and so continue until September. - "Customs and Fashions in Old New England", Alice Morse Earle.