(Poult) n. [OF. pulte, F. poulet, dim. of poule fowl. See Pullet.] A young chicken, partridge,
grouse, or the like. King. Chapman.
Starling the heath poults or black game.R. Jefferise.
(Poul"ter) n. [OE. pulter. See Poult.] A poulterer. [Obs.] Shak.
(Poul"ter*er) n. One who deals in poultry.
(Poul"tice) n. [L. puls, pl. pultes, a thick pap; akin to Gr. po`ltos. Cf. Pulse seeds.] A soft
composition, as of bread, bran, or a mucilaginous substance, to be applied to sores, inflamed parts of
the body, etc.; a cataplasm. "Poultice relaxeth the pores." Bacon.
(Poul"tice), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poulticed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Poulticing ] To apply a poultice
to; to dress with a poultice.
(Poul"tive) n. A poultice. [Obs.] W. Temple.
(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.
(Pounce) n. [F. ponce pumice, pounce, fr. L. pumex, -icis, pumice. See Pumice.]
1. A fine powder, as of sandarac, or cuttlefish bone, formerly used to prevent ink from spreading on
2. Charcoal dust, or some other colored powder for making patterns through perforated designs,
used by embroiderers, lace makers, etc.
Pounce box, a box for sprinkling pounce. Pounce paper, a transparent paper for tracing.