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Thanksgiving vocabulary

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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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