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A dealer in poultry and, typically, game.
- ‘Further into Chinatown there are more traditional market-type shops, including fishmongers with plastic buckets of eels, poulterers with flattened ducks and grocers with rambutans, lychees and other tropical Asian fruits.’
- ‘It's good news for poulterers but poor news for the vicar - nearly three-quarters of us will tuck into turkey at Christmas, but little more than 25 per cent will attend a church service.’
- ‘Alas, the York poulterer had only large turkeys left in the shop, so what he did was cut the birds in half.’
- ‘There were country folk and lecturers, dentists and poulterers, a hairdresser from Cardiff and a poet from Cheltenham.’
- ‘Since organic poulterers don't use artificial light to force their hens to keep laying, you can boost their income by buying their high-summer egg surplus - and using them in this wonderful dish.’
Late 16th century from archaic poulter, in the same sense, from Old French pouletier.
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