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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. popular Australian game bird;
[syn: plain turkey, Choriotis australis]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Native \Na"tive\ (n[=a]"t[i^]v), a. [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Na["i]ve, Neif a serf.] 1. Arising by birth; having an origin; born. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Anaximander's opinion is, that the gods are native, rising and vanishing again in long periods of times. --Cudworth. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to one's birth; natal; belonging to the place or the circumstances in which one is born; -- opposed to foreign; as, native land, language, color, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. Born in the region in which one lives; as, a native inhabitant, race; grown or originating in the region where used or sold; not foreign or imported; as, native oysters, or strawberries. In the latter sense, synonymous with domestic. [1913 Webster +PJC] 4. Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, wit, simplicity, rights, intelligence, etc. Having the same meaning as congenital, but typically used for positive qualities, whereas congenital may be used for negative qualities. See also congenital [1913 Webster +PJC] Courage is native to you. --Jowett (Thucyd.). [1913 Webster] 6. Naturally related; cognate; connected (with). [R.] [1913 Webster] the head is not more native to the heart, . . . Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. (Min.) (a) Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver, copper, gold. (b) Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride. [1913 Webster] Native American party. See under American, a. Native bear (Zool.), the koala. Native bread (Bot.), a large underground fungus, of Australia (Mylitta australis), somewhat resembling a truffle, but much larger. Native devil. (Zool.) Same as Tasmanian devil, under Devil. Native hen (Zool.), an Australian rail (Tribonyx Mortierii). Native pheasant. (Zool.) See Leipoa. Native rabbit (Zool.), an Australian marsupial (Perameles lagotis) resembling a rabbit in size and form. Native sloth (Zool.), the koala. Native thrush (Zool.), an Australian singing bird (Pachycephala olivacea); -- called also thickhead. Native turkey (Zool.), the Australian bustard (Choriotis australis); -- called also bebilya. [1913 Webster] Syn: Natural; natal; original; congenital. Usage: Native, Natural, Natal. natural refers to the nature of a thing, or that which springs therefrom; native, to one's birth or origin; as, a native country, language, etc.; natal, to the circumstances of one's birth; as, a natal day, or star. Native talent is that which is inborn; natural talent is that which springs from the structure of the mind. Native eloquence is the result of strong innate emotion; natural eloquence is opposed to that which is studied or artificial. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Turkey \Tur"key\ (t[^u]r"k[=e]), n.; pl. Turkeys. [So called because it was formerly erroneously believed that it came originally from Turkey: cf. F. Turquie Turkey. See Turk.] (Zool.) Any large American gallinaceous bird belonging to the genus Meleagris, especially the North American wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), and the domestic turkey, which was probably derived from the Mexican wild turkey, but had been domesticated by the Indians long before the discovery of America. [1913 Webster] Note: The Mexican wild turkey is now considered a variety of the northern species (var. Mexicana). Its tail feathers and coverts are tipped with white instead of brownish chestnut, and its flesh is white. The Central American, or ocellated, turkey (Meleagris ocellata) is more elegantly colored than the common species. See under Ocellated. The Australian, or native, turkey is a bustard (Choriotis australis). See under Native. [1913 Webster] Turkey beard (Bot.), a name of certain American perennial liliaceous herbs of the genus Xerophyllum. They have a dense tuft of hard, narrowly linear radical leaves, and a long raceme of small whitish flowers. Also called turkey's beard. Turkey berry (Bot.), a West Indian name for the fruit of certain kinds of nightshade (Solanum mammosum, and Solanum torvum). Turkey bird (Zool.), the wryneck. So called because it erects and ruffles the feathers of its neck when disturbed. [Prov. Eng.] Turkey buzzard (Zool.), a black or nearly black buzzard (Cathartes aura), abundant in the Southern United States. It is so called because its naked and warty head and neck resemble those of a turkey. It is noted for its high and graceful flight. Called also turkey vulture. Turkey cock (Zool.), a male turkey. Turkey hen (Zool.), a female turkey. Turkey pout (Zool.), a young turkey. [R.] Turkey vulture (Zool.), the turkey buzzard. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Choriotis australis n 1: popular Australian game bird [syn: plain turkey, Choriotis australis]