Turkeys
Turkeys Tur"keys, a. Turkish. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Turkeys — Turkey Tur key, n.; pl. {Turkeys}. [So called because it was formerly erroneously believed that it came originally from Turkey: cf. F. Turquie Turkey. See {Turk}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any large American gallinaceous bird belonging to the genus {Meleagris} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turkeys — kalakutiniai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Meleagrididae angl. turkeys vok. Truthühner rus. индейковые pranc. méléagrididés ryšiai: platesnis terminas – fazaniniai paukščiai siauresnis terminas – laukiniai kalakutai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • turkeys — tur·key || tÉœrkɪ / tɜː n. large domesticated bird, flesh of this bird used for food; failure, flop (Slang); stupid person (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • turkeys — plural of turkey …   Useful english dictionary

  • turkeys voting for Christmas —    This expression is used to say that a particular option is unlikely to be chosen because it would not be in the interest of the people concerned. (In many countries people eat turkey at Christmas.)     Expecting them to accept a decrease in… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • like turkeys voting for an early Christmas — like turkeys voting for (an early) Christmas British & Australian, humorous if people are like turkeys voting for Christmas, they choose to accept a situation which will have very bad results for them. Teachers agreeing to even larger class sizes …   New idioms dictionary

  • like turkeys voting for Christmas — like turkeys voting for (an early) Christmas British & Australian, humorous if people are like turkeys voting for Christmas, they choose to accept a situation which will have very bad results for them. Teachers agreeing to even larger class sizes …   New idioms dictionary

  • histomoniasis of turkeys — the lethal type of histomoniasis seen in turkeys; there are lesions of the intestine and liver and a dark discoloration of the comb …   Medical dictionary

  • infectious sinusitis of turkeys — a common, sometimes highly fatal respiratory disease of turkeys and game birds, caused by pleuropneumonialike organisms (q.v.) and marked by swelling below the eyes and sneezing; called also airsac disease …   Medical dictionary

  • on Saint Thomas the Divine kill all turkeys, geese, and swine — The feast day of St. Thomas the Apostle has been traditionally celebrated on 21 December in the West. 1742 Agreeable Companion 59 Thomas Divine, Brewing and Baking, and Killing of Swine. 1846 M. A. DENHAM Proverbs relating to Seasons, etc. 64 The …   Proverbs new dictionary

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