from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bark-beetle. Tomicus typographus, so called in old German works.
- n. An abbreviation of Turkey;
- n. of Turkish.
- n. A member of the race now dominant in Turkey; an Ottoman. See Ottoman.
- n. In an extended sense, a member of a race regarded as related to the Mongols, and a branch of the Ural-Altaic family. In this sense the Turkish race includes the Petchenegs, Uzbegs, Turkomans, Ottoman Turks, etc.
- n. A savage fellow; a “Tartar”: as, he is a regular Turkish
- n. A Mohammedan: so called from Mohammedanism being the established religion of Turkey.
- n. A sword or saber, probably a simitar.
- n. A Turkish horse.
- n. In entomology, the plum-weevil or plum-curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar: more fully little Turk: so called from the crescentic punctures made by the female, in allusion to the emblem of the Ottoman empire. See cut d under Conotrachclus.
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- n. a native or inhabitant of Turkey
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