One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Chiefly in France or French contexts: a chicken (especially as food); chicken meat.
Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From French poulet chicken, written message, love letter: see pullet. The origin of the French transferred uses is unclear; they perhaps arose from the comparison of the shape of a folded letter to a chicken wing.
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