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"A peacock has bones."

Translation:Pavo ossa habet.

November 23, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke473076

I mean, it sure does. I really want to know when someone would say this, but it is true


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ihamsa

When someone wants to gobble a really large piece of broiled peacock all in one bite you'd warn them to be careful with the bones.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ARC-27-5555

Well whaddya know... peacocks have bones!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ReginaBill

"Pavo" is Spanish for "turkey", which makes me wonder - what is the Latin word for "turkey", if anything?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PauloChen2

The turkey is native to North America, so the Romans would not have seen any.

http://www.poultryhub.org/species/commercial-poultry/turkey/

Modern Latin seems to have settled on "turcia"

https://www.indifferentlanguages.com/words/turkey

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