- the ancestral species of the domesticated turkey.Compare turkey(def 1).
Origin of wild turkey
An Americanism dating back to 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for wild turkey
After that, we shall give you some wild-turkey broth and a bone to pick.The Lone Ranche
Captain Mayne Reid
Its the same difference as it is between the first flushin of a wild-turkey bunch an the second.
The deer and the wild-turkey are nearly as abundant on the Atlantic slope of the Alleghanies as they ever were.
We found some wild-turkey tracks, and a few feathers, which put our hopes high.Tales of lonely trails
"We've got all the wild-turkey meat we'll want on this trip," came from John Barrow.The Rover Boys In The Mountains
Arthur M. Winfield