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homing pigeon

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noun
any pigeon used to carry messages and equipped by training and breeding to fly home, sometimes from great distances.
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Origin of homing pigeon

First recorded in 1885–90
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homing pigeon

noun
any breed of pigeon developed for its homing instinct, used for carrying messages or for racingAlso called: homer
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