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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.


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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