Cape pigeon

noun

Definition of Cape pigeon

: a pigeon-sized black-and-white petrel (Daption capense) of southern seas breeding chiefly in southern South America

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History and Etymology for Cape pigeon

from Cape Horn, southern extremity of South America

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“Cape pigeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cape%20pigeon. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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