crowned pigeon

noun

Definition of crowned pigeon

: 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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of crowned pigeon

1779, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About crowned pigeon

Time Traveler for crowned pigeon

Time Traveler

The first known use of crowned pigeon was in 1779

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near crowned pigeon

crowned eagle

crowned pigeon

crow needle

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for crowned pigeon

Cite this Entry

“Crowned pigeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crowned%20pigeon. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!