from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ornithology: [lowercase] A name of the common guinea-fowl, to which Linnæus gave the technical specific name Numida meleagris.
  • noun An American genus of Phasianidæ or Meleagridæ, of large size with varied metallic plumage, naked tarsi spurred in the male, bare head with erectile fleshy caruncles, and a tuft of hair-like feathers on the breast; the turkeys.
  • noun In conchology, a genus of mollusks: same as Meleagrina.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun (Zoöl.) A genus of American gallinaceous birds, including the common turkey and the wild turkeys.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun type genus of the Meleagrididae: wild and domestic turkeys


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