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Meaning of TURKEY

Pronunciation:  'turkee, 'turkee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food
  2. [n]  wild turkey of Central and northern South America
  3. [n]  an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey"; "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned"
  4. [n]  flesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted
  5. [n]  a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1923
  6. [n]  a person who does something thoughtless or annoying; "some joker is blocking the driveway"

TURKEY is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: Agriocharis ocellata, bomb, dud, joker, Meleagris gallopavo, ocellated turkey, Republic of Turkey
 See Also: Abydos, Adalia, Adana, Adrianople, Adrianopolis, Aegospotami, Aegospotamos, Agriocharis, Anatolia, Ankara, Antakiya, Antakya, Antalya, Antioch, Ararat, Aras, Araxes, Asia Minor, Balkan Peninsula, Balkans, Bosporus, breast, Brusa, Bursa, bust, capital of Turkey, Constantinople, country, Dardanelles, Dardanelles campaign, disagreeable person, domestic fowl, Edirne, Euphrates, Euphrates River, flop, fowl, gallinaceon, gallinaceous bird, genus Agriocharis, genus Meleagris, gobbler, Hellespont, Istanbul, Izmir, land, Meleagris, Middle East, Mount Ararat, Mt. Ararat, NATO, Near East, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, poultry, poultry, Seyhan, Seyhan River, Smyrna, Stamboul, Stambul, state, Tigris, Tigris River, tom, tom turkey, Turk, turkey cock, turkey wing, Turkish capital, unpleasant person, white meat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tur"key\, n. [Cf. 2d {Turkey}.]
    An empire in the southeast of Europe and southwest of Asia.
    {Turkey carpet}, a superior kind of carpet made in Asia Minor
       and adjoining countries, having a deep pile and composed
       of pure wool with a weft of different material. It is
       distinguishable by its coloring and patterns from similar
       carpets made in India and elsewhere.
    {Turkey oak}. (Bot.) See {Cerris}.
    {Turkey red}.
    (a) A brilliant red imparted by madder to cottons, calicoes,
        etc., the fiber of which has been prepared previously
        with oil or other fatty matter.
    (b) Cloth dyed with this red.
    {Turkey sponge}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Toilet sponge}, under
    {Turkey stone}, a kind of oilstone from Turkey; novaculite;
       -- called also {Turkey oilstone}.
  2. \Tur"key\, n.; pl. {Turkeys}. [So called because it was
    formerly erroneously believed that it came originally from
    Turkey: cf. F. Turquie Turkey. See {Turk}.] (Zo["o]l.)
    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
    Note: The Mexican wild turkey is now considered a variety of
          the northern species (var. Mexicana). Its tall feathers
          and coverts are tipped with white instead of brownish
          chestnut, and its flesh is white. The Central American,
          or ocellated, turkey ({M. ocellata}) is more elegantly
          colored than the common species. See under {Ocellated}.
          The Australian, or native, turkey is a bustard
          ({Choriotis australis}). See under {Native}.
    {Turkey beard} (Bot.), a name of certain American perennial
       liliaceous herbs of the genus {Xerophyllum}. They have a
       dense tuft of hard, narrowly linear radical leaves, and a
       long raceme of small whitish flowers. Also called
       {turkey's beard}.
    {Turkey berry} (Bot.), a West Indian name for the fruit of
       certain kinds of nightshade ({Solanum mammosum}, and {S.
    {Turkey bird} (Zo["o]l.), the wryneck. So called because it
       erects and ruffles the feathers of its neck when
       disturbed. [Prov. Eng.]
    {Turkey buzzard} (Zo["o]l.), a black or nearly black buzzard
       ({Cathartes aura}), abundant in the Southern United
       States. It is so called because its naked and warty head
       and neck resemble those of a turkey. Its is noted for its
       high and graceful flight. Called also {turkey vulture}.
    {Turkey cock} (Zo["o]l.), a male turkey.
    {Turkey hen} (Zo["o]l.), a female turkey.
    {Turkey pout} (Zo["o]l.), a young turkey. [R.]
    {Turkey vulture} (Zo["o]l.), the turkey buzzard.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a turkey in your dream indicates that you have been foolish. You are not thinking clearly. Alternatively, it may represent Thanksgiving and thus, a time of togetherness and family, Seeing sick or dead turkeys in your dream indicates an attack to your pride. Seeing a flying turkey in your dream, foretells of a rapid rise from obscurity to a position of prominence. Dreaming that you hunt turkeys means that you will acquire wealth through dishonest means.