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Domesticated turkey

The domesticated turkey is a large poultry bird raised for food.

The modern domesticated turkey descends from the wild turkey (meleagris gallopavo), one of the two species of turkey (genus meleagris); however, in the past the ocellated turkey (meleagris ocellata) was also domesticated.

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