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English noun: turkey

1. turkey (animal) large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food


SynonymsMeleagris gallopavo


Broader (hypernym)domestic fowl, fowl, poultry


Narrower (hyponym)gobbler, tom, tom turkey, turkey cock


Member meronymgenus Meleagris, Meleagris

2. Turkey (location) a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923


SynonymsRepublic of Turkey


Instance hypernymcountry, land, state


Part holonymAbydos, Adalia, Adana, Adrianople, Adrianopolis, Aegospotami, Aegospotamos, Angora, Ankara, Antakiya, Antakya, Antalya, Antioch, Ararat, Aras, Araxes, Bosporus, Brusa, Bursa, Canakkale Bogazi, capital of Turkey, Constantinople, Dardanelles, Edirne, Euphrates, Euphrates River, Halicarnassus, Hellespont, Istanbul, Izmir, Kurdistan, Mount Ararat, Mt. Ararat, Pergamum, Sardis, Seyhan, Seyhan, Seyhan River, Smyrna, Stamboul, Stambul, Tigris, Tigris River, Turkish capital


Part meronymAnatolia, Asia Minor, Balkan Peninsula, Balkans, Middle East, Mideast, Near East


Member holonymTurk


Member meronymNATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization


Domain region membersAga, Agha, bulghur, bulgur, bulgur wheat, Dardanelles, Dardanelles campaign, IBDA-C, Islamic Great Eastern Raiders-Front, Jerusalem Warriors, Kurdistan Labor Pary, Kurdistan Workers Party, Partiya Karkeran Kurdistan, PPK, Revolutionary People's Liberation Front, Revolutionary People's Liberation Party, Turkish Hizballah

3. turkey (person) a person who does something thoughtless or annoying


SamplesSome joker is blocking the driveway.


Synonymsjoker


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

4. turkey (food) flesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted


Broader (hypernym)poultry


Part holonymbreast, turkey wing, white meat

5. turkey (event) an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual


SamplesThe first experiment was a real turkey.
The meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned.


Synonymsbomb, dud


Broader (hypernym)bust, fizzle, flop









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