Thanksgiving vocabulary

Created by dwiseley Teacher

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Thanksgiving

fourth Thursday in November in the United States

turkey

large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail

pumpkin

usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn

pumpkin pie

pie made of mashed pumpkin and milk and eggs and sugar

cranberry

very tart red berry used for sauce or juice

feast

a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed

caterer

someone who provides food and service (as for a party)

pilgrims

English Puritans who founded Plymouth colony in 1620

stuffing

a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables

squash

edible fruit of a squash plant

sweet potatoes

tubers whose thick skin ranges in color from light tan to brownish red

acorns

fruit of an oak tree

cider

a beverage made from juice pressed from apples

colonist

a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country

centerpiece

something placed at the center of something else (as on a table)

drumstick

the lower joint of the leg of a fowl

gravy

a sauce made from meat or poultry juices combined with a liquid and thickening agent; usually made in the pan in which the meat or poultry was cooked

harvest

the gathering of a ripened crop

pecan

smooth brown oval nut of south central United States

sauce

flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food

wishbone

the furcula of a domestic fowl

cornucopia

Horn of Plenty

settlers

people who travel to a little known area and make a home

bounty

plenty

gratitude

a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation

holiday

special day of the year

carve

cut or shape using a special knife

platter

a large shallow dish used for serving food

dessert

a dish served as the last course of a meal

parade

a ceremonial procession including people marching

food pantry

community food collection programs that provide groceries to be prepared and eaten at home.

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