An empire in the southeast of Europe and southwest of Asia. Turkey carpet, a superior kind of carpet made in Asia Minor and adjoining countries, having a deep pile and composed of pure wool with a weft of different material. It is distinguishable by its colouring and patterns from similar carpets made in India and elsewhere. Turkey oak.

<botany> See Toilet sponge, under Sponge. Turkey stone, a kind of oilstone from Turkey; novaculite.

Synonyms: Turkey oilstone.

Origin: Cf. 2d Turkey.

(01 Mar 1998)

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