turkey work

noun, often capitalized T

Definition of turkey work

: needlework imitating the designs and texture of Oriental rugs made by knotting worsted yarn on canvas or coarse cloth and used formerly for upholstery and carpets

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“Turkey work.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turkey%20work. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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