火雞

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See also: 火鸡

Chinese[edit]

 
fire; angry; fierce
fire; angry; fierce; fiery; thriving
fowl; chicken
trad. (火雞/火鷄) /
simp. (火鸡)
Literally: “fire chicken”.
火雞 (1)

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

火雞

  1. turkey (Meleagris)
  2. cassowary (Casuarius)
  3. (Xiamen and Zhangzhou Hokkien, figuratively) busybody; meddler
  4. (Xiamen, Quanzhou and Zhangzhou Hokkien) soldering tool
  5. (Guangxi Cantonese) lighter

Synonyms[edit]

  • (turkey):

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Adjective[edit]

火雞

  1. (Xiamen and Zhangzhou Hokkien, figuratively) meddlesome