water turkey

or wa·ter·tur·key


noun

Origin of water turkey

1
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

Words Nearby water turkey

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How to use water turkey in a sentence

  • If the chat is a clown, the water turkey would make its fortune as a contortionist.

    A Florida Sketch-Book | Bradford Torrey
  • 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)
  • 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