What is the name of the fleshy protuberance that hangs from the top of a turkey's beak?
Turkeys have a distinctive fleshy wattle that hangs from the underside of the beak, and a fleshy protuberance that hangs from the top of its beak called a snood.
mj was first, and right, reasoning:
I knew there was a reason I made friends with the taxidermist
A is a part of a hoofed animal'a leg (above the ankle)
B is a tooth that sticks out
D was Carter's VP
E hangs down from the neck of turkeys (and older politicians)
C is it, a snood, which, when engorged with blood, seems to be irresistible to the hens.
Alan J answered:
Turkeys have wattles under the chin, and above the beak is the
I'll skip the unpleasant things I just saw about turkey farming, but below is the one good cartoon I've found that doesn't demand permission for use.
Adam in NoHo replied:
joe b said:
I know that one from Bart, when he was having joint problems the
Doctor injected Turkey Wattle in his body.
Bart said it worked, even though he thought it was strange.
Marian the Teacher answered:
The fleshy protuberance that hangs from the top of a turkey's beak is called the (E) Wattle.
Over a half-century ago, when I was a child, this was a very common term - also used to describe (usually) older women who had the same abundance of loose flesh under their chins. And, back in those days, when children were, "Seen, but not heard," the fleshy, "wobble" provided wonderful entertainment for wiggly kids attending church/temple services or, at long boring meetings.
Such waddles, along with arm waddles (as shown in Professor Charlie's, "Ode against the Happy Meal" on yesterday's BCE trivia responses) were worn with pride by corn-fed housewives back in the day.
Unfortunately, with the advent of plastic surgery, and the overreaching diet awareness campaigns, today's kids have been deprived of such innocent pleasures at which to gawk...
PS: JOKING - of course
MAM responded with the correct answer and this great explanatory picture:
Answer ~ C Snood
DC Madman deduced:
I'll try process of elimination.
For some reason I associate fetlock with a
A snaggle toothed tiger has no fleshy protuberance on its face.
Bartcop readers know wattle hangs on a turkey chin.
must be snood.
Snooty (arrogant with nose in the air), snoop (to nose
around) snot (comes out of a nose)... sno could be a word root for nose.
Combine sno + hood you get snood. A turkey's nose is at the top of
beak and the fleshy protuberance is it's hood. Could snood be defined as a
"nose hood"? Makes perfect sense to me.
And, Joe S wrote:
C: Snood, not to be confused with
Thanks to Charlie, Marianne, and Joe S for the pictures.
YOU MADE ME REMEMBER THANKSGIVING DINNER GROWING UP IN MY FAMILY. BUT YOU FORGOT
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