turkey merchant meaning

  "turkey merchant" in a sentence
  • noun
      One trading with the Near East


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  1. Erasmus Smith had become a " Turkey merchant ".
  2. In 1627 he became a Turkey merchant and joined the Levant and East India Companies.
  3. He was apprenticed to Sir Richard Napier, a Turkey merchant, for whom he worked in the Near East.
  4. He was the eldest of the seven sons of London Turkey merchant Sir Edward des Bouverie ( died 2 April 1694, aged 72 ) of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.
  5. Again the importers lent the name to the bird : because these merchants were called " Turkey merchants " as much of the area was part of the Ottoman Empire.

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