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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A remarkable genus of pigeons, containing a single species, Calœnas nicobarica, the Nicobar pigeon, with long, acuminate, pendulous feathers on the neck like the hackles of a cock, a very tumid bill, greenish coloration, 12 rectrices, and the epithelial lining of the gizzard ossified.

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