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wood pigeon

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noun
  1. Also called ringdove. a European pigeon, Columba palumbus, having a whitish patch on each side of the neck.
  2. band-tailed pigeon.

Origin of wood pigeon

First recorded in 1660–70
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wood pigeon

noun
  1. a large Eurasian pigeon, Columba palumbus, having white patches on the wings and neckAlso called: ringdove, cushat
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