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An extinct migratory pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) that was abundant in North America until the late 1800s.
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(Animals) a gregarious North American pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius: became extinct at the beginning of the 20th century
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a North American pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius, that once nested in great numbers in hardwood forests: extinct since 1914.
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pigeon - wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
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