Middle English Dictionary Entry

polet n.
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Entry Info

Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) A young chicken; a pullet; (b) in surnames.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • c1475 Daniel *Treat.Uroscopy (Sln 1721)f.21ra (1.4) : Pullettes [R: Pork and bef ar heuy metes; pullecces and wilde foule & fissches þat ar note wel grete and not ouer fate and ar squamouse, i. skalide, ar liȝt metes.}
Note: Need date. New spelling (pl.) = pullettes.