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Dinde

(1 syl.). The French for a turkey is poulet d'Inde (an Indian fowl). This is an error as the bird comes from America unless indeed the whole Western continent with all its contiguous islands be called by the name of West Indies. Our word “turkey” is no better if indeed it means a native of Turkey.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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