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squab

 (skwŏb)
n.
1. A young, newly hatched, or unfledged pigeon.
2.
a. A soft, thick cushion, as for a couch.
b. A couch.
adj.
Young and undeveloped; newly hatched or unfledged: a squab chick.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialectal squabb, fat flesh.]

squab

(skwɒb)
n, pl squabs or squab
1. (Zoology) a young unfledged bird, esp a pigeon
2. a short fat person
3. (Furniture)
a. a well-stuffed bolster or cushion
b. a sofa
adj
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]
ˈsquabby adj

squab

(skwɒb)

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squab - flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braisingsquab - 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
couch, lounge, sofa - an upholstered seat for more than one person
3.squab - an unfledged pigeon
pigeon - wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
Adj.1.squab - short and fat
short, little - low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
Translations
díványpárnagalambfiókavarjúfióka
duvungeråkungesoffkudde

squab

[skwɒb] N (squabs, squab (pl)) (Orn) (= young pigeon) → pichón m; (= chick) → pollito m, polluelo m

squab

n
(Orn) → Jungtaube f
(Aut) → Bank f
References in classic literature ?
When he experimented in a small way at raising a few pigeons for market, he found no less zest in calculating in squabs than formerly when he had calculated in millions.
With these words, Kate hurried away, to hide the traces of emotion that were stealing down her face, and to prepare herself for the walk, while Mrs Nickleby amused her brother-in-law by giving him, with many tears, a detailed account of the dimensions of a rosewood cabinet piano they had possessed in their days of affluence, together with a minute description of eight drawing-room chairs, with turned legs and green chintz squabs to match the curtains, which had cost two pounds fifteen shillings apiece, and had gone at the sale for a mere nothing.
In the middle of this I had my tent always standing, being a piece of a sail spread over poles, set up for that purpose, and which never wanted any repair or renewing; and under this I had made me a squab or couch with the skins of the creatures I had killed, and with other soft things, and a blanket laid on them, such as belonged to our sea-bedding, which I had saved; and a great watch-coat to cover me.
There were pears and apples, clustered high in blooming pyramids; there were bunches of grapes, made, in the shopkeepers' benevolence to dangle from conspicuous hooks, that people's mouths might water gratis as they passed; there were piles of filberts, mossy and brown, recalling, in their fragrance, ancient walks among the woods, and pleasant shufflings ankle deep through withered leaves; there were Norfolk Biffins, squab and swarthy, setting off the yellow of the oranges and lemons, and, in the great compactness of their juicy persons, urgently entreating and beseeching to be carried home in paper bags and eaten after dinner.
The futuristic Honda can accommodate four occupants, across two bench seats and to create a lounge feeling, the front row is upholstered with natural grey fabric, with the seat backs, squabs and arm rests embellished with contemporary wood finish accents.
Again, we did not see the squabs until they already had feathers.
Continuous video recordings were made of 3 pairs which raised a total of 8 squabs over 2 years; daily rates of parental and squab behaviors were quantified.
Serves Six 3 1-pound squabs 1 red kuri squash 2 lemons 200 grams sugar 5 pieces green cardamom 5 pieces green peppercorn 12 pieces baby Tokyo turnips 100 grams salted butter 1 piece cassia cinnamon bark 10 grams smoked sea salt 5 grams cracked green peppercorn 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil Process For the squabs, remove guts and wipe inside clean.
The Boston Ivy has completely covered the roof of the kitchen and, in the process of pulling it all off, I found a garden fork that went missing years ago and a nest with two pigeon squabs in it.
One mated pair of birds can produce an average of 15 to 17 squabs per year.
For the driver and passengers, the room inside is very good, with plenty of seat adjustment in the front and deeply padded cushions and squabs to support the body.
The squabs, baby pigeons, survived a mass fire that drove 100 families from their homes.