from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To turn toward: with with.
  • To revolve ideas in the mind; ponder; muse, as on what one means to do. Sometimes spelled toorcan.
  • To turn; alter.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. the araucana and the turken are by far my favorite yard birds. the araucanas are so robust. they never seem to need as much food as the other breeds i have tried when they are allowed to range free. and the turkens are downright wily. they seem a little more aware than the average chicken. also they are very regular layers of large brown eggs. i once had a turken hen that fought off a raccoon, and got sliced open in the process, then healed perfectly over the next couple weeks, and we never saw the raccoon again.

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  • Another name for the churkey.

    March 16, 2011