from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology: [lowercase] A name of the common guinea-fowl, to which Linnæus gave the technical specific name Numida meleagris.
  • n. 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.
  • n. In conchology, a genus of mollusks: same as Meleagrina.

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  • n. type genus of the Meleagrididae: wild and domestic turkeys


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