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1. A young, newly hatched, or unfledged pigeon.
a. A soft, thick cushion, as for a couch.
b. A couch.
Young and undeveloped; newly hatched or unfledged: a squab chick.
[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialectal squabb, fat flesh.]
n, pl squabs or squab
1. (Zoology) a young unfledged bird, esp a pigeon
2. a short fat person
a. a well-stuffed bolster or cushion
b. a sofa
4. (Zoology) (of a bird) recently hatched and still unfledged
5. short and fat
[C17: probably of Germanic origin; compare Swedish dialect sqvabb flabby skin, sqvabba fat woman, German Quabbe soft mass, Norwegian kvabb mud]
n., pl. squabs, (esp. collectively for 1 ) squab, n.
1. a nestling pigeon, marketed when fully grown but still unfledged.
2. a short, stout person.
3. a thickly stuffed, soft cushion.adj.
4. short and broad.
5. (of a bird) unfledged or newly hatched.
[1630–40; probably < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian skvabb soft, wet mass]
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|Noun||1.||squab - flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled|
domestic pigeon - domesticated pigeon raised for sport or food
poultry - flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
|2.||squab - a soft padded sofa|
|3.||squab - an unfledged pigeon|
pigeon - wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
|Adj.||1.||squab - short and fat|