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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Turkey; because the bird looked like the guinea fowl, which was brought into Europe through Turkey

turkey

noun
     
turkey
tur‧key
1 [countable]HBB a bird that looks like a large chicken and is often eaten at Christmas and at Thanksgiving
2 [uncountable]DF the meat from a turkey eaten as food:
roast turkey
3 [countable] American English informalAPTAMF an unsuccessful film or play
4

talk turkey

informal especially American English to talk seriously about details, especially in business
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