1) The young of game birds, especially grouse, a dialect form of ‘poult’.

1609 buying ... 12 moorpowtes, 11 doves, 20 fowls, Northolme

1637 moore Game in abundance both black & red ... and young pootes upon the moores, Sheffield

1653 Not a poute left on all the mores soe we are idell, Stockeld

c.1730 some young poots, Meltham.

dates 1609 1637 1653

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