Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
fem. proper name, from Greek dorkas "gazelle, deer." Dorcas Society "ladies' meeting to make clothes for the poor" (1832) is from Acts ix:36-41.
a female antelope, or gazelle, a pious Christian widow at Joppa whom Peter restored to life (Acts 9:36-41). She was a Hellenistic Jewess, called Tabitha by the Jews and Dorcas by the Greeks.