Turk(trk), n. [Per. Turk; probably of Tartar origin: cf. F. Turc.] 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.
(Zol.) The plum weevil. See Curculio, and
Plum weevil, under Plum.
(Bot.) (a) 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.
R. H. Dana, Jr. (b)
Turk's cap (c) above. --
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Ranunculus; crowfoot.
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