from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Old World pigeon (Streptopelia risoria) having black markings forming a half circle on the neck.
- n. See wood pigeon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the wood pigeon
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A European wild pigeon (Columba palumbus) having a white crescent on each side of the neck, whence the name. Called also wood pigeon, and cushat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The ringed dove, wood-pigeon, or cushat, Columba palumbus, a common European bird, distinguished by this name from the stock-dove (C. œnas) and rock-dove (C. livia), the only other British members of this genus.
- n. A small dove, Turtur risorius, now known only in confinement, having the general plumage of a pale dull creamy color, with a black half-ring around the nape of the neck.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Eurasian pigeon with white patches on wings and neck
- n. greyish Old World turtledove with a black band around the neck; often caged
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