band-tailed pigeon

[ band-teyld ]

  1. a wild pigeon, Columba fasciata, of western North America, having a gray band on its tail.

Origin of band-tailed pigeon

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25

Words Nearby band-tailed pigeon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use band-tailed pigeon in a sentence

  • Among species likely to be exterminated in the near future are the wood-duck and band-tailed pigeon.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life | William T. Hornaday