pigeon milk


Origin of pigeon milk

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby pigeon milk

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How to use pigeon milk in a sentence

  • They are fed by the parents with pigeon milk, which is simply the usual food of the old birds softened in the crop.

    Our Domestic Birds | John H. Robinson
  • The so-called pigeon milk varies according to the size of squabs and later contains whole grains and water.

    Raising P.V. Squabs for Profit | John S. Trecartin
  • "pigeon milk" is injected into their open throats by the parent birds, in whose stomachs it has been manufactured.

  • They are kept stuffed full of "pigeon milk" and on this they seem to grow while one watches them.