large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey"; "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned"
Any large American gallinaceous bird belonging to the genus Meleagris, especially the North American wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), and the domestic turkey, which was probably derived from the Mexican wild turkey, but had been domesticated by the Indians long before the discovery of America
A turkey is a large bird that is kept on a farm for its meat. Turkey is the flesh of this bird eaten as food. It's a proper Christmas dinner, with turkey and bread sauce. see also cold turkey. a country which is mainly in west Asia but partly in southeast Europe, between the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Population: 66,494,000 (2001) . Population (2008) 70+ million. Capital: Ankara. Until the early 20th century, Turkey was the centre of the large Ottoman Empire, whose capital city was Istanbul, Turkey's largest city. officially Republic of Turkey Country, western Asia and southeastern Europe. Either of two species of birds in the family Meleagrididae. The North American common turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) has been domesticated since pre-Columbian times. The adult male has a featherless, bright-red head, a fleshy red ornament (snood) growing over the bill, and a similar wattle on the throat. The male (gobbler or tom) may be 50 in. (1.3 m) long and may weigh over 20 lb (10 kg). Wild turkeys inhabit woodlands near water, eating seeds, insects, and an occasional frog or lizard. Males assemble a harem, and each hen lays 8-15 eggs in a hollow in the ground. An excellent source of meat and easily shot, the wild turkey was practically exterminated by European settlers; conservation efforts have reestablished it in much of its former range. The ocellated turkey (Agriocharis or Meleagris, ocellata) of Central America has never been domesticated. Republic of Turkey turkey vulture turkey buzzard
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