Turk

Definition of Turk

Pronunciation: tûrk
n.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.
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
a - (Bot.) 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.
Turk's head
a - (Naut.) A knot of turbanlike form worked on a rope with a piece of small line.
b - (Bot.) See Turk's cap (c) above.
- R. H. Dana, Jr.
Turk's turban
(Bot.) a plant of the genus Ranunculus; crowfoot.

Related Words

effendi, Osmanli, Ottoman, Ottoman Turk, Republic of Turkey, Turkey, Turki
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