from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The typical genus of crownpigeons of the Papuan subfamily Gourinæ. The best-known species is G. coronata. G. albertisi inhabits New Guinea, while G. victoria is found in the adjoining islands of Jobie and Misory. Also called Lophyrus, Megapelia, and Ptilophyrus.
- noun See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) One of several species of large, crested ground pigeons of the genus Goura, inhabiting New Guinea and adjacent islands. The Queen Victoria pigeon (
Goura Victoria) and the crowned pigeon ( G. coronata) are among the best known species.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Any of several
crestedground-dwelling pigeons, of the genus Goura, from New Guinea
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Over Charity's shoulder and through the spray of the goura on her hat he saw Kedzie sharp and stark, her suavities of line and the milk-smooth fabric of her envelope.
Africa; the Nicobar ground pigeon in but the Indian Archipelago; the magnificent fruit pigeon in the eastern parts of Australia; and the crowned goura pigeon, the giant of its family, in the Molucca Islands.