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Turkey meaning

turkey - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. wild turkey of Central America and northern South America
  2. 2. An empire in the southeast of Europe and southwest of Asia.
  3. 3. Any large American gallinaceous bird belonging to the genus Meleagris, especially the North American wild turkey ( Meleagris gallopavo), and the domestic turkey, which was probably derived from the Mexican wild turkey, but had been domesticated by the Indians long before the discovery of America.
  4. 4. A large fowl, a native of America.

turkey - examples of usage

  1. He had also a favourite spaniel, which became thoroughly intimate with the turkey, and the two might constantly have been seen running side by side. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. He will lie at the edge of a clearing for hours, with the patience of a cat, waiting for turkey or sheep or pig to come within range of his swift rush. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. You will not see them again- not unless you stay to watch by moonlight till mother- fox comes back, with a fringe of field- mice hanging from her lips, or a young turkey thrown across her shoulders. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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