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wild turkey

the ancestral species of the domesticated turkey.
Compare turkey (def 1).
Origin of wild turkey
An Americanism dating back to 1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The wild turkey was to be found not long since in Berkshire, but probably it has become extinct there too.

  • The wild turkey wanders to a great distance from the place of its birth.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • Further on, this article will be quoted on other points, as it treats of the entire history of the wild turkey.

    The Wild Turkey and Its Hunting Edward A. McIlhenny
  • They kept on, and brought down two rabbits and a wild turkey.

    The Rover Boys on the Farm Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
  • Steve followed suit, and very soon the two were discussing the wild turkey.

    How Canada was Won F. S. Brereton
  • Well, they killed a wild turkey and a buzzard, the latter good for naught.

    Three Years on the Plains Edmund B. Tuttle
  • Besides that, he had eaten nothing all day, and was anxious to broil a wild turkey he had shot just as it began to grow dark.

    Camp-fire and Wigwam Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • We had gone a little way along the bank, when a wild turkey got up.

    In New Granada W.H.G. Kingston
  • It has frequently been stated that the wild turkey will not live and propagate within the haunts of man.

    The Wild Turkey and Its Hunting Edward A. McIlhenny

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