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POULTRY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does poultry mean? 

POULTRY (noun)
  The noun POULTRY has 2 senses:

1. a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
2. flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food

  Familiarity information: POULTRY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POULTRY (noun)


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Meaning:

A domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

domestic fowl; fowl; poultry

Hypernyms ("poultry" is a kind of...):

gallinacean; gallinaceous bird (heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds)

Meronyms (parts of "poultry"):

saddle (posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl)

poultry (flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "poultry"):

Dorking (an English breed of large domestic fowl having five toes (the hind toe doubled))

guinea; guinea fowl; Numida meleagris (a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world)

Meleagris gallopavo; turkey (large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food)

bantam (any of various small breeds of fowl)

chicken; Gallus gallus (a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl)

cochin; cochin china (Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legs)

game fowl (any of several breeds reared for cockfighting)

Rock Cornish (small plump hybrid developed by crossbreeding Plymouth Rock and Cornish fowl)

Cornish; Cornish fowl (English breed of compact domestic fowl; raised primarily to crossbreed to produce roasters)

Plymouth Rock (an American breed of domestic fowl)

Holonyms ("poultry" is a member of...):

Gallus; genus Gallus (common domestic birds and related forms)


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Meaning:

Flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("poultry" is a kind of...):

bird; fowl (the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "poultry"):

goose (flesh of a goose (domestic or wild))

duck (flesh of a duck (domestic or wild))

dove; squab (flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled)

guinea hen (flesh of a guinea fowl (especially of hens))

Rock Cornish hen (flesh of a small fowl bred for roasting)

chicken; poulet; volaille (the flesh of a chicken used for food)

turkey (flesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted)

Holonyms ("poultry" is a part of...):

domestic fowl; fowl; poultry (a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl)


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