Turkeys are arguably best known for their role in Thanksgiving dinners. They are native to North America. They received their name because they were misidentified by European settlers, who incorrectly thought turkeys were another type of what were then sometimes called turkey fowl, also known as guinea fowl, due to those birds being imported to Europe via Turkey. Dreaming of a live turkey is a sign that business and financial prospects are good. If you are eating turkey in your dream, it's a sign of happiness in the near future.