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.
Synonyms: Turkey oilstone.
Origin: Cf. 2d Turkey.
(01 Mar 1998)
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