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

  • n. A bird (Columba livia) native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia but widely distributed elsewhere, having variously colored plumage with iridescent markings on the neck. It is the common pigeon seen in cities and frequently domesticated. Also called rock pigeon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the rock pigeon; -- called also rock doo.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The rock-pigeon or blue-rock, Columba livia: in distinction from the other two British pigeons of the same genus, the ring-dove (C. palumbus) and the stockdove (C. ├Žnas).
  • n. The sea-dove, sea-pigeon, or black guillemot, Uria grylle: so called because it breeds in the rocks.

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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  • a.k.a. pigeon

    February 6, 2007