crowned pigeon


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

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First Known Use of crowned pigeon

1779, in the meaning defined above

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“Crowned pigeon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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