pigeon breast

noun

Definition of pigeon breast

: a deformity of the chest marked by sharp projection of the sternum

Examples of pigeon breast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rather than wrapping pigeon breast in grape leaves and baking it en cocotte, a dish French nobility might have experienced, Mar’s pigeon is encased in cherry blossom leaves, buried in ash and baked. Caroline Hatchett, Robb Report, 7 July 2021 Medium-rare pigeon breast is wrapped in spinach and mushroom farce, encased in a thin crêpe made of pigeon liver, and then bound in a buttery pastry crust. Alyson Sheppard, Robb Report, 8 Apr. 2021 Where to eat Costes has had its Michelin star since 2010, and its signature dish—pigeon breast, served rare, with mixed beets and a sauce including Ethiopian coffee—still wins kudos. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, 27 June 2018 Where to eat Costes has had its Michelin star since 2010, and its signature dish—pigeon breast, served rare, with mixed beets and a sauce including Ethiopian coffee—still wins kudos. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, 27 June 2018 Instagram: @thetennesseetruffle Smoked pigeon breast by chef Patrick Tramontana of Antonio’s Maitland. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of pigeon breast

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Pigeon breast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pigeon%20breast. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for pigeon breast

pigeon breast

noun
pi·​geon breast | \ ˈpij-ən- How to pronounce pigeon breast (audio) \

Medical Definition of pigeon breast

: a rachitic deformity of the chest marked by sharp projection of the sternum

Other Words from pigeon breast

pigeon-breasted \ ˈpij-​ən-​ˈbres-​təd How to pronounce pigeon breast (audio) \ adjective

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