dindon

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

In the early period following the discovery of the Americas (i.e., the Indies), the French calling turkeys coq d’Inde, poule d’Inde, etc. D'Inde was ultimately spelled dinde. -on is a masculine suffix.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɛ̃.dɔ̃/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔ̃

Noun[edit]

dindon m (plural dindons, feminine dinde)

  1. turkeycock (a male turkey)

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