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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
Subject:
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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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias
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40 words

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

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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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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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65 words
[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 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 ...

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