Word of the Day
February 19, 2014 – Word of the Day: turkey
A turkey is a large bird that is raised on farms and processed for meat. Turkey meat is a popular substitute for beef or chicken. This bird is also found in the wild where it’s referred to as wild turkey.
In the following set of examples, notice the difference between a turkey as an entire bird (a count noun) and turkey as a form of meat (a noncount noun).
Sometimes the word "turkey" is used when talking about something that fails.
A few expressions use this word:
Note: This word also refers to the country, Turkey, in southeast Europe.
*Thanksgiving: a national holiday in the United States. There’s more information about it here.
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