Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
early 15c., "branch out," from Middle French ramifier (early 14c.), from Medieval Latin ramificare "to form branches," from Latin ramus "branch" (see ramus) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Related: Ramified; ramifying.
ramify ram·i·fy (rām'ə-fī')v. ram·i·fied, ram·i·fy·ing, ram·i·fies To branch.