beltsville small white


beltsville small white
\\ˈbeltsˌvil-, esp S -_vəl\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized B&S&W
Etymology: from Beltsville, Maryland
: a small white domestic turkey of a variety developed by the United States Department of Agriculture to meet the demand for a smaller table bird

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a small domestic turkey developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fit small ovens when being cooked. Also called Beltsville.
[1965-70; after Beltsville, Md., location of a Department of Agriculture research station where the bird was developed]

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