passenger pigeon

noun
Updated on: 10 Jan 2018

Definition of passenger pigeon

: an extinct but formerly abundant North American migratory pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius)

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First Known Use of passenger pigeon

1772


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passenger pigeon

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: a North American wild pigeon once common but now extinct

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