Date: Tue, 17 May 1994 09:52:25 CDT
From: Randy Roberts robertsr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EXT.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Re: Spring chicken
Try the word pullet.
Univ. of Missouri-Columbia
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Subject: Spring chicken
Author: charmii[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.WASHINGTON.EDU at INTERNET-EXT
Date: 5/17/94 3:13 AM
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