Definition of Meleagris gallopavo

1. Noun. Large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food.

Exact synonyms: Turkey
Generic synonyms: Domestic Fowl, Fowl, Poultry
Group relationships: Genus Meleagris, Meleagris
Specialized synonyms: Gobbler, Tom, Tom Turkey, Turkey Cock



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meleagris Gallopavo

Melb
Melba
Melba toast
Melbourne
Melbournite
Melbournites
Melburnian
Melburnians
Melchior
Melchior syndrome
Melchiors
Melchite
Melchizedek
Melchizedeks
Meleagrididae
Meleagris gallopavo (current term)
Melekeok
Meleney's gangrene
Meleney's ulcer
Meles
Meles meles
Melia
Melia Azadirachta
Melia azedarach
Melia azederach
Meliaceae
Melicocca
Melicocca bijuga
Melicocca bijugatus
Melicoccus

Literary usage of Meleagris gallopavo

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1. Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon (1832)
"Meleagris gallopavo, Linn. PLATE I. MALE. THE great size and beauty of the Wild Turkey, its value as a delicate and highly prized article of food, ..."

2. List of the Specimens of Birds in the Collection of the British Museum by George Robert Gray (1867)
"Meleagris gallopavo, Linn. Fauna Suec. sp. 198 ; Briss. Orn. it 16. ... 268. ele PL Meleagris gallopavo domesticus, Temm. Gall. Ind. hi. p. 677 ; . Eid. ..."

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