Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
1610s, from Latin turgidus "swollen, inflated," from turgere "to swell," of unknown origin. Figurative use in reference to prose is from 1725. Related: Turgidly; turgidness.
turgid tur·gid (tûr'jĭd)
Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated; tumid.