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Definition of Turkey


  1. An empire in the southeast of Europe and southwest of Asia.
  2. 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.

Turkey Quotations

The name Muhammad is the most common name in the world. In all the countries around the world - Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon - there are more Muhammads than anything else. When I joined the Nation of Islam and became a Muslim, they gave me the most famous name because I was the champ.
Muhammad Ali

There is really a je ne sais quoi about turkey cooking - the air of festivity, the family squabbles, the constant basting - that does not apply to the turkey breast, which is, really, a convenience of food... A turkey without seasonal angst is like a baseball game without a national anthem, a winter without snow, a birthday party without candles.
Laurie Colwin

My most memorable meal is every Thanksgiving. I love the food: the turkey and stuffing; the sweet potatoes and rice, which come from my mother's Southern heritage; the mashed potatoes, which come from my wife's Midwestern roots; the Campbell's green-bean casserole; and of course, pumpkin pie.
Douglas Conant

The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.
Bob Schieffer

Holiday binge-buying has deep roots in American culture: department stores have been associating turkey gluttony with its spending equivalent since they began sponsoring Thanksgiving Day parades in the early 20th century.
Adam Davidson
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Turkey Translations

turkey in Afrikaans is kalkoen
turkey in Afrikaans is Turkye
turkey in Danish is kalkun
turkey in Danish is Tyrkiet
turkey in Dutch is Turkije
turkey in Dutch is kalkoen
turkey in Finnish is Turkki
turkey in Finnish is kalkkuna
turkey in French is Turquie
turkey in French is dindon
turkey in German is Truthahn
turkey in Italian is tacchino
turkey in Italian is Turchia
turkey in Norwegian is kalkun
turkey in Portuguese is peru
turkey in Portuguese is Turquia
turkey in Spanish is pavo
turkey in Swedish is Turkiet
turkey in Swedish is kalkon
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