kalkoen

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From older Dutch Calcoensche haan, with Calcoen as the then-used name for Indian city Calicut. While the bird originated from the America's, confusion arose to the similarity of the bird with the African guinea fowl, which was exported to and imported from India since the 15th century by Portuguese traders.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kalkoen f (plural kalkoenen, diminutive kalkoentje n)

  1. turkey (bird)