imperial pigeon

noun

: any of various very large Asiatic and Australasian pigeons that constitute a distinct subfamily of Columbidae compare nutmeg pigeon

Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of imperial pigeon was in 1830

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“Imperial pigeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imperial%20pigeon. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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