variants or less commonly turkhen
plural -s
: 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

Word History


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 19 May. 2024.

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