The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Turk \Turk\ (t[^u]rk), n. [Per. Turk; probably of Tartar origin:
cf. F. Turc.]
1. A member of any of numerous Tartar tribes of Central Asia,
etc.; esp., one of the dominant race in Turkey.
2. A native or inhabitant of Turkey.
3. A Muslim; esp., one living in Turkey. [Archaic]
It is no good reason for a man's religion that he
was born and brought up in it; for then a Turk would
have as much reason to be a Turk as a Christian to
be a Christian. --Chillingworth.
4. (Zool.) The plum weevil. See Curculio, and Plum
weevil, under Plum.
Turk's cap. (Bot.)
(a) Turk's-cap lily. See under Lily.
(b) A tulip.
(c) A plant of the genus Melocactus; Turk's head. See
Melon cactus, under Melon.
(a) (Naut.) A knot of turbanlike form worked on a rope
with a piece of small line. --R. H. Dana, Jr.
(b) (Bot.) See Turk's cap
Turk's turban (Bot.), a plant of the genus Ranunculus;