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Poultry vs. Chicken

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Poultrynoun

Domestic fowl (e.g. chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese) raised for food (either meat or eggs).

Chickennoun

(countable) A domestic fowl, Gallus gallus, especially when young.

Poultrynoun

The meat from a domestic fowl.

Chickennoun

(uncountable) The meat from this bird eaten as food.

Poultrynoun

Domestic fowls reared for the table, or for their eggs or feathers, such as cocks and hens, capons, turkeys, ducks, and geese.

Chickennoun

A coward.

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Poultrynoun

a domesticated gallinaceous bird though to be descended from the red jungle fowl

Chickennoun

A young or inexperienced person.

Poultrynoun

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

Chickennoun

A young, attractive, slim man, usually having little body hair; compare chickenhawk.

Poultrynoun

domestic fowl, such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese.

Chickennoun

The game of dare.

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Poultrynoun

the flesh of chickens and other domestic fowl as food

‘I haven't eaten red meat for 19 years and poultry for 12 years’; ‘raw or cooked meat and poultry’; ‘anyone handling raw poultry should wash their hands thoroughly’;

Chickennoun

A confrontational game in which the participants move toward each other at high speed (usually in automobiles); the player who turns first to avoid colliding into the other is the chicken (that is, the loser.)

‘Don't play chicken with a freight train; you're guaranteed to lose.’;

Poultry

Poultry () are domesticated birds kept by humans for their eggs, their meat or their feathers. These birds are most typically members of the superorder Galloanserae (fowl), especially the order Galliformes (which includes chickens, quails, and turkeys).

Chickennoun

A simple dance in which the movements of a chicken are imitated.

Chickenadjective

(informal) Cowardly.

‘Why do you refuse to fight? Huh, I guess you're just too chicken.’;

Chickenverb

(intransitive) To avoid a situation one is afraid of.

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Chickennoun

A young bird or fowl, esp. a young barnyard fowl.

Chickennoun

A young person; a child; esp. a young woman; a maiden; same as spring chicken.

Chickennoun

the flesh of a chicken used for food

Chickennoun

a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl

Chickennoun

a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy

Chickennoun

a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops

Chickenadjective

easily frightened

Chickennoun

a domestic fowl kept for its eggs or meat, especially a young one

‘rationing was still in force and most people kept chickens’;

Chickennoun

meat from a chicken

‘roast chicken’;

Chickennoun

a game in which the first person to lose their nerve and withdraw from a dangerous situation is the loser

‘he was killed by a car after he lay in the road playing chicken’;

Chickennoun

a coward.

Chickenadjective

cowardly

‘I was too chicken to go to court’;

Chickenverb

withdraw from or fail in something through lack of nerve

‘the referee chickened out of giving a penalty’;

Chicken

The chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus), a subspecies of the red junglefowl, is a type of domesticated fowl, originally from Southeastern Asia. Rooster or cock is a term for an adult male bird, and younger male may be called a cockerel.

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