It's not often you hear a turkey described as handsome:
so calling a poor bird a plain turkey is, I think, particularly unkind, even if it lives in wide flat places.
Plain Turkey: photo by
Oh, I see: that sort of a plain.
Luckily the poor bird has a scientific name, Ardeotis australis, and other common English names. Mind you, sadly those names include Australian bustard and orange-footed scrubfowl.
In the Aboriginal language Arrernte, the name for the plain turkey is kere artewe.
I think I'm going to go for that.
Words Not To Use Today: plain turkey. I mean, even if you're wanting to eat the usual sort of turkey as a Sunday lunch, it's really probably best not to have the poor beast plain.
The word turkey's origins can be found HERE.