from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See rock dove.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A term used in Australia to refer to the native bronzewing pigeons, or bronzewings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the wild pigeon (Columba livia) Of Europe and Asia, from which the domestic pigeon was derived. See Illust. under Pigeon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common pigeon, rock-dove, or rock, Columba livia, the wild original of the domestic pigeon or dove. See cut under rock-dove.
  • n. The sand-pigeon or sand-grouse. See Pteroclid├Ž.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. pale grey Eurasian pigeon having black-striped wings from which most domestic species are descended


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