E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Dinde (1 syl.).
The French for a turkey is poulet d Inde (an Indian fowl). This is an error, as the bird comes from America; unless, indeed, the whole Western continent, with all its contiguous islands, be called by the name of West Indies. Our word turkey is no better, if indeed it means a native of Turkey.