Nittany turkey

Nit·​ta·​ny turkey | \ ˈnit(ᵊ)nē, -ni-\

Definition of Nittany turkey

: a domesticated strain of the native wild turkey developed in Pennsylvania and being smaller and darker than the domestic Bronze turkey which it considerably resembles

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History and Etymology for Nittany turkey

from Nittany valley, Pennsylvania

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