Date: Tue, 17 May 1994 03:13:30 -0700
From: David Prager Branner charmii[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Subject: Spring chicken
Does anyone know any real English words (modern or obsolete) meaning
"spring chicken" - i.e., a "young adult" chicken, no longer a baby chick.
This is the youngest chicken that can be eaten conveniently and it has
very succulent flesh, hence many cultures have special words for them. I
am especially interested in finding a word for a young hen that has not
yet brooded. Any suggestions?
David Prager Branner
Asian Languages and Literature
University of Washington, DO-21
Seattle, WA 98195
charmii[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]u.washington.edu