tur·​ken | \ ˈtərkən \
variants: or less commonly turkhen \ -​kˌhen \
plural -s

Definition of turken

: a type of chicken sometimes held to constitute a separate breed and distinguished by a rough red unfeathered neck also : one of these birds often erroneously reported to be a hybrid between turkey and chicken

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History and Etymology for turken

turken blend of turkey and chicken; turkhen from turkey + hen

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“Turken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turken. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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