Definition of Meleagris gallopavo
1. Noun. Large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food.
Generic synonyms: Domestic Fowl, Fowl, Poultry
Group relationships: Genus Meleagris, Meleagris
Specialized synonyms: Gobbler, Tom, Tom Turkey, Turkey Cock
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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. ..."