Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
state and river, from Cherokee (Iroquoian) village name ta'nasi', of unknown origin.
State in the south-central United States bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the north; North Carolina to the east; Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south; and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. Its capital is Nashville, and its largest city is Memphis.
Note: One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.