water turkey

or wa·ter·tur·key



Origin of water turkey

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for water turkey

Historical Examples of water turkey

  • 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.


    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)

  • 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