Broad-Breasted White


variants or broad-breasted white
: a large, white domestic turkey of a variety that matures quickly and has abundant breast meat
The Broad-Breasted White really is broad-breasted, so much so that it no longer easily can breed naturally.Elizabeth Weise, USA Today, 24 Nov. 2010
The birds sold in supermarkets are mostly broad-breasted whites, which were bred to mature quickly and to have much larger breasts because most consumers prefer white turkey meat to dark.Merritt Melancon, Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle, 23 Nov. 2008

Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Broad-Breasted White was in 1948

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“Broad-Breasted White.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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