Turkey (bird)

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The turkey is either of two species of large birds in the genus Meleagris native to North America, and since domesticated and raised for food, within the poultry group.


  • I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharking and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird.
  • TURKEY, n. A large bird whose flesh when eaten on certain religious anniversaries has the peculiar property of attesting piety and gratitude. Incidentally, it is pretty good eating.

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