Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a pigeon or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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pigeon +‎ -like

Examples

  • THE UNGAINLY and gigantized species of pigeonlike bird that eventually received the name Raphus cucullatus, more familiar to us as the dodo, had lived on Mauritius a long time.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • And the Mascarene Islands have known their own generous share of pigeons and pigeonlike birds, among which the dodo is only the most famous.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • He saw Morphane tossing his head pigeonlike, each snap registering some pain from within.

    The Welkening

  • These pigeonlike birds are found throughout the drier regions of Africa and Asia - for instance, the Sahara, Kalahari, Namib, Arabian, and Thar deserts.

    5 Chicken

  • No eyelashes could be more beautiful than Hetty’s; and now, while she walks with her pigeonlike stateliness along the room and looks down on her shoulders bordered by the old black lace, the dark fringe shows to perfection on her pink cheek.

    Adam Bede

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