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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Columbidae.

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Examples

  • On Mauritius, a beautiful red-white-and-blue creature called the pigeon Hollandais (Alectroenas nitidissima) had followed the dodo into extinction by about 1835, and the pink pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri) is in jeopardy of extinction at this moment.

    The Song of The Dodo

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