wood pigeon


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wood pigeon

n.
A large pigeon (Columba palumbus) of Europe and Asia, having a white band on each wing. Also called ringdove.
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wood pigeon

n
(Animals) a large Eurasian pigeon, Columba palumbus, having white patches on the wings and neck. Also called: ringdove or cushat
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wood′ pi`geon


n.
1. a Eurasian pigeon, Columba palumbus, having a whitish patch on each side of the neck.
2. any of several other pigeons.
[1660–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wood pigeon - Eurasian pigeon with white patches on wings and neckwood pigeon - Eurasian pigeon with white patches on wings and neck
pigeon - wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
genus Columba, Columba - type genus of the Columbidae: typical pigeons
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Translations
holub hřivnáč
sepelkyyhky
örvös galamb
ringduva

wood pigeon

ncolombaccio
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