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rock pigeon

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noun
  1. rock dove.
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Origin of rock pigeon

First recorded in 1605–15
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Historical Examples

  • The ribs are only seven in number, whereas the rock-pigeon has eight.

    The Catholic World, Vol. X, October 1869

    Various

  • Hence the supposed extermination of so many species having similar habits with the rock-pigeon seems a very rash assumption.

  • This accounts for Erskines rendering (p. 321) bghr-qar here by rock-pigeon.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • Hence the supposed extermination of so many species having similar habits with the rock-pigeon seems to me a very rash assumption.

  • The unions of the rock-pigeon and the ring-pigeon appear to be equally barren of result.

    The Origin of Species

    Thomas H. Huxley


British Dictionary definitions for rock pigeon

rock pigeon

noun
  1. another name for rock dove
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