For her inaugural menu, she planned crayfish with mayonnaise, pigeon with peas, and an apple brioche flambéed in rum.
From G Rap, I learned not to be pigeon held as regards to my vocabulary.
It was a most vicious review—how can anyone attack pigeon Feathers?
One of the first stories I ever did for The Times Magazine was about pigeon control “pigeon Wars.”
The Queen, who has a pigeon loft with about 250 birds, is patron of the Royal pigeon Racing Association (RPRA).
The river formerly called pigeon, but now Trinity, empties into it.
As he walked in the garden there was always a pigeon which followed him about.
Give me the pigeon and I'll follow her to her loft where ever it is.
After a while other pigeon families moved into the garden and were happy too.
Birds of prey are few; the parrot and pigeon tribes are better represented.
late 14c. (early 13c. as a surname), from Old French pigeon "young dove" (13c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *pibionem, dissimilation from Late Latin pipionem (nominative pipio) "squab, young chirping bird" (3c.), from pipire "to peep, chirp," of imitative origin. Meaning "one easily duped" is from 1590s. Replaced culver (Old English culufre, from Vulgar Latin *columbra, from Latin columbula) and native dove.
[for first sense see stool pigeon; the second sense probably derives fr the expression pluck a pigeon and may be based on a notion that pigeons are easy to catch; the sense ''young woman'' is probably fr or related to quail and again suggests an easy victim]
Pigeons are mentioned as among the offerings which, by divine appointment, Abram presented unto the Lord (Gen. 15:9). They were afterwards enumerated among the sin-offerings (Lev. 1:14; 12:6), and the law provided that those who could not offer a lamb might offer two young pigeons (5:7; comp. Luke 2:24). (See DOVE.)