water turkey

or wa·ter·tur·key

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noun


Nearby words

  1. water tower,
  2. water trap,
  3. water treatment,
  4. water tube boiler,
  5. water turbine,
  6. water vapor,
  7. water vapour,
  8. water vole,
  9. water wagon,
  10. water wagtail

Origin of water turkey

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for water turkey

  • It was a water-turkey, and he sat placidly on a limb close to the water's edge, and about a boat's length ahead of us.

    A Jolly Fellowship|Frank R. Stockton
  • It was a water-turkey, that had been sitting on a tree, just as we turned a corner.

    A Jolly Fellowship|Frank R. Stockton
  • Now and then a water-turkey, with his long neck and legs, varies the scene.

    Palmetto-Leaves|Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • A water-turkey now and again rises and flies ahead into the long avenue of silence.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)