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buckwheat

buckwheat  

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A pseudocereal, the fruit of the herb Fagopyrum esculentum, which is not a grass; also known as Saracen corn and, when cooked, as kasha (Russian). Siberian or kangra buckwheat (tatary) is F. ...
Christmas

Christmas  

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The commemoration of Christ's nativity. The earliest mention of its being celebrated on 25 Dec. is in the Philocalian Calendar, which represents Roman practice in 336. The date was probably chosen to ...
Dressings and Stuffings

Dressings and Stuffings  

Important as it is to America's festive culinary traditions, “dressing” is a term that wants some pinning down. Above all, whether it is interchangeable with “stuffing” is a matter of ...
duck

duck  

Ducks and drakes a game of throwing flat stones so that they skim along the surface of water; in figurative use, play ducks and drakes with trifle with; treat frivolously or wastefully.get one's ...
game

game  

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(animal)Wild native or introduced mammal, bird or fish killed for recreation or commercial purposes. Game hunting may be subject to nature conservation and animal protection regulation.
geese

geese  

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All one's geese are swans one characteristically exaggerates the merits of undistinguished persons or things; the use of goose and swan to point up such a contrast dates back to the 16th century (in ...
goose

goose  

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The goose is proverbially contrasted with the swan as being the clumsier, less elegant, and less distinguished bird; it is also traditionally taken as a type of stupidity and folly.A goose is the ...
meat

meat  

Generally refers to the muscle tissue of animals or birds, other parts being termed offal, organ meat, or variety meat. 150‐g portions of meat of all types are rich sources of protein and niacin; ...
poultry

poultry  

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General term for farmyard birds (as opposed to wild game birds) kept for eggs and/or meat; chicken, duck, goose, guinea fowl, pigeon, and turkey.
Swanson

Swanson  

Swanson, the company whose name is synonymous with TV dinners, began as Jerpe Commission Company, a wholesale grocery firm, in 1899 in Omaha, Nebraska. The founders, Carl A. Swanson, Frank ...
thanksgiving

thanksgiving  

General Thanksgiving a form of thanksgiving in the Book of Common Prayer.Thanksgiving Day (in North America) an annual national holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal ...
turkey

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

as food it is especially associated with festive occasions such as Christmas and (in the US) Thanksgiving. The name (recorded from the mid 16th century) is short for ...

turkey

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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North American gamebird now widely domesticated throughout the world. The common wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), once abundant in

Turkey

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Andrew F. Smith

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

In 1784Benjamin Franklin complained about the selection of the bald eagle as America's national symbol, believing that the turkey

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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Archaeology, History
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[Sp] Large game‐bird of the Phasianidae family (Meleagris gallopavo) with dark plumage, native to North America from Canada down to Mexico. Widely hunted from Archaic times ... More
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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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The bird was domesticated by the Aztec Indians in Mexico. From about 1540 it was imported into England by merchants of the ...

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