rock pigeon(redirected from rock pigeons)
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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 is frequently domesticated. Also called rock dove.
(Animals) another name for rock dove
a Eurasian pigeon, Columba livia, from which most domestic pigeons have been developed: feral populations now established throughout the world.Also called rock pigeon.
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|Noun||1.||rock pigeon - pale grey Eurasian pigeon having black-striped wings from which most domestic species are descended|
pigeon - wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs