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turkey pronunciación
noun (turkeys )
1 a large gamebird indigenous to woodland in N and Central America but now farmed in most parts of the world. It has dark plumage with a greenish sheen, a bald blue or red head with red wattles and the male has a fan-like tail.
2 the flesh of this bird used as food, particularly at Christmas and (in the USA) at Thanksgiving.
3 N Am colloq a stupid or inept person.
4 N Am colloq a play, film, etc that is a complete failure.
[16c: originally applied to a guinea fowl imported from Turkey but later wrongly used to designate the American bird]
cold turkey see separate entry.
talk turkey N Am colloq
1 to talk bluntly or frankly.
2 to talk business.


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