imperial pigeon


Definition of imperial pigeon

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

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First Known Use of imperial pigeon

1830, in the meaning defined above

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“Imperial pigeon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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