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Pol­lo and Poul­try

Pol­lo (Span­ish for “chick­en”) is a close cousin of the Eng­lish poul­try.

Both come from the Latin pul­lus mean­ing “a young an­i­mal”.

The p‑l map­ping in both is ob­vi­ous. And this map­ping falls in­to the cat­e­go­ry of “com­plete­ly and ut­ter­ly ob­vi­ous once you’ve heard it… but you nev­er thought of it or re­al­ized it un­til some­one told you”.

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