The turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris, which is native to the Americas.
One species ... Several other birds that are sometimes called turkeys are not
particularly closely related: the br...
Nov 4, 2010 ... Today I found out why turkeys are called turkeys. In the 16th century, when North
American turkeys were first introduced en masse to Europe, ...
Nov 24, 2015 ... Turkeys, as we know them, have fared better than their guinea fowl ...... they were
sent to Europe, the English called these birds “turkeys” as [...].
Turkeys derive their name due to confusion over their place of origin when
English-speakers first encountered the bird via trade. Turkeys are originally from
Nov 23, 2010 ... So how did turkeys (the bird) end up being named so similarly to ... Those
merchants were called “Turkey merchant” as much the area was part ...
Nov 27, 2013 ... In the wild, turkeys eat a varied diet of everything from seeds, ... Male turkeys
have a flap of flesh that hangs over their beak called a snood.
The country was first. Turkey has been known as "land of the Turks" since the
1300s at least. ... Turkeys (the birds) are originally from the Americas. ... As a
fancy exported bird, Europeans called this bird "Turkey Fowl", and later the word
The etymology is simple. Raft means collection: raft (n.2). "large collection," 1830,
variant of raff ... Why is a group of turkeys called a gaggle? Why is the country ...
Nov 26, 2014 ... Turkey, which has no native turkeys, does not call turkey "turkey. ... The French
originally called the American bird poulet d'Inde (literally ...
Nov 24, 2015 ... Turkeys came first technically, they show up in the fossil record as at least ... an
awful lot like the birds from the Turks, and called them Turkeys.