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Dinde (1 syl.)

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The French for a turkey is poulet dʹ Inde (an Indian fowl). This is an error, as the bird comes from America; unless, indeed, the whole Western continent, with all its contiguous islands, be called by the name of West Indies. Our wordturkey” is no better, if indeed it means a native of Turkey.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Dilettantë (Italian)
Diligence
Diligence
Dilly (plural, Dillies)
Dim and Distant Future (The)
Dimanche (Monsieur)
Dimetæ
Dimissory
Dimity
Dinah (Aunt)
Dinde
Dine (To)
Dine Out (To)
Ding (A)
Ding-dong
Dingley Dell
Dinner (Waiting for)
Dinnerless
Dinos
Dint
Diocletian