Definition of poussin in English:

poussin

noun

  • A chicken killed young for eating.

    • ‘A roasted poussin is vividly enhanced by black spice and yellowfoot chanterelles.’
    • ‘On the lunchtime menu, the grilled poussin (with a pile of spring vegetables and a slathering of mustard sauce) is cooked to crispy perfection.’
    • ‘Other mains - such as grilled marinated poussin with couscous, specialty bangers and mash, rump of lamb on a sweet-potato stack - are straightforward enough that I am confident they would be as good.’
    • ‘Try the clear asparagus soup or mackerel and potato terrine to start and for the main course roast poussin or smoked confit of duck.’
    • ‘The acclaimed barbecue provides more than your average grub, including griddled lobster and rotisserie poussin.’
    • ‘Most mums like chicken, so treat yours to some tender poussins, if only because they take around half an hour to cook and don't need carving.’
    • ‘Ten complete novices struggled with jointing and stuffing a poussin and creating towers of vegetables.’
    • ‘After all the hype, the secrets turn out to be pretty banal: boning poussins to make them easier to serve, chilling a beef fillet so it slices neater, wrapping rabbit in pancetta to keep it moist.’
    • ‘Chicken and poussin in any variation are just fine.’
    • ‘Between poussin and Guinea hen, choose the latter if you love dark meat and because the gritty diavola sauce of wax beans and tomato enhances the bird's succulence.’

Origin

French.

Pronunciation

poussin

/po͝oˈsan/