crowned pigeon

noun

: any of several pigeons constituting a genus (Goura) native to New Guinea and adjacent islands having a high fan-shaped erect crest of lacy feathers and slaty-blue plumage and being occasionally as large as geese

Word History

First Known Use

1779, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crowned pigeon was in 1779

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“Crowned pigeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crowned%20pigeon. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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