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Turkey British & World English

A country comprising the whole of the Anatolian peninsula in western Asia, with a small enclave in SE Europe to the west of Istanbul; population 76,805,500 (est. 2009); official language, Turkish; capital, Ankara

Turkey New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

country in western Asia with a small enclave in SE Europe;

turkey British & World English

A large mainly domesticated game bird native to North America, having a bald head and (in the male) red wattles. It is a popular food on festive occasions such as Christmas and (in the US) Thanksgiving

cold turkey British & World English

The abrupt and complete cessation of taking a drug to which one is addicted

talk turkey British & World English

Discuss something frankly and straightforwardly

turkey call British & World English

An instrument used by hunters to decoy the wild turkey by imitating its characteristic gobbling sound

Turkey Day British & World English

(In the US) Thanksgiving Day

turkey oak British & World English

A southern European oak with a domed spreading crown and acorn cups with long outward-pointing scales

Turkey red British & World English

A scarlet textile dye obtained from madder or alizarin

turkey trot British & World English

A kind of ballroom dance to ragtime music which originated in the US and was popular in the early 20th century

brush-turkey British & World English

A large mound-building bird of the megapode family, resembling a turkey and found mainly in New Guinea

scrub-turkey British & World English

Another term for brush-turkey.

turkey shoot British & World English

A situation, typically in a war, in which the aggressor has an overwhelming advantage

turkey buzzard British & World English

North American term for turkey vulture.

turkey vulture British & World English

A common American vulture with black plumage and a bare red head

talk turkey in turkey British & World English

Discuss something frankly and straightforwardly