Turkey stone
Turkey Tur"key, n. [Cf. 2d {Turkey}.] An empire in the southeast of Europe and southwest of Asia. [1913 Webster]

{Turkey carpet}, a superior kind of carpet made in Asia Minor and adjoining countries, having a deep pile and composed of pure wool with a weft of different material. It is distinguishable by its coloring and patterns from similar carpets made in India and elsewhere.

{Turkey oak}. (Bot.) See {Cerris}.

{Turkey red}. (a) A brilliant red imparted by madder to cottons, calicoes, etc., the fiber of which has been prepared previously with oil or other fatty matter. (b) Cloth dyed with this red.

{Turkey sponge}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Toilet sponge}, under {Sponge}.

{Turkey stone}, a kind of oilstone from Turkey; novaculite; -- called also {Turkey oilstone}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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