Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
Old English cnedan "to knead," from Proto-Germanic *knedanan (cf. Old Saxon knedan, Middle Dutch cneden, Dutch kneden, Old High German knetan, German kneten, Old Norse knoða "to knead"). Originally a strong verb (past tense cnæd, past participle cneden).
to prepare dough in the process of baking (Gen. 18:6; 1 Sam. 28:24; Hos. 7:4).