What does the word pullet mean?

Usage examples for pullet

  1. However, his anger was a little mitigated by the smell of a roasted pullet, which was brought to table and set before him. – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day
  2. I wants to hold my breath and shout at the same time, and I would if I could trust this pullet in the skillet to either you or Dabney whilst I did it. – The Heart's Kingdom by Maria Thompson Daviess