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wild turkey

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  1. the ancestral species of the domesticated turkey.Compare turkey(def 1).
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Origin of wild turkey

An Americanism dating back to 1605–15
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Related Words for wild turkey

grouse, quail, curlew, partridge, pheasant, plover, sandpiper, snipe, wildfowl, woodcock

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Historical Examples of 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.

  • "We've got all the wild-turkey meat we'll want on this trip," came from John Barrow.