Turkey beard

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Turkey beard (Bot) a name of certain American perennial liliaceous herbs of the genus Xerophyllum. They have a dense tuft of hard, narrowly linear radical leaves, and a long raceme of small whitish flowers. Also called turkey's beard.
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Usage

In literature:

This Bluestem is not bearded wheat, like Turkey Red.
"The Desert of Wheat" by Zane Grey
Cincinnatus-like, I'll plant my cabbages, feed my turkeys, let my beard grow, and nurse my rental.
"Arthur O'Leary" by Charles James Lever
His blue eyes twinkled with rage, his thin beard bristled; he was the color of a turkey-cock's comb.
"The Story of Francis Cludde" by Stanley J. Weyman
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In news:

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On India, American Jews, taxes, Scotland, Lithuania, Turkey's AK party, an April fool, beards.
3-bearded turkey lands local hunter in record books.
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