a nestling pigeon, especially a domesticated one raised to an age of about 30 days for its flesh.
Cooking. the flesh of the squab, used as food: Our squab was served with a butter and raisin sauce.
a short, stout person.
a thickly stuffed, soft cushion.
short and thick or broad.
(of a bird) unfledged or newly hatched.
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How to use squab in a sentence
Spoon a few dots of jus around the squab and sprinkle a pinch of vadouvan spice onto the plate.
Remove the squab breasts from the marinade and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
Transfer half of the sauce to a resealable bag and add the squab breasts, turning them to coat.
Not to mention one out of squab, peanut butter and jelly, red quinoa, and karela.‘Chopped’: Why I’m Obsessed with Food Network’s Reality Competition Show | Jace Lacob | April 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
She stood for a moment at the door—then, her finger on her lips, she stole to a seat on the squab near Bessy.North and South | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
The squab young we brought down and placed on the grass-plot, where they tumbled about, and were as helpless as a new-born child.The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2 | Gilbert White
One hundred nests will often be found upon a single tree, and in each nest there is but one “squab.”The Hunters' Feast | Mayne Reid
Its great prolificacy, strong constitution, quick growth, and large size make it a favorite with squab growers.Our Domestic Birds | John H. Robinson
Near large cities where the demand for squabs is good, squab growing on a large scale is sometimes successful.Our Domestic Birds | John H. Robinson
British Dictionary definitions for squab
a young unfledged bird, esp a pigeon
a short fat person
a well-stuffed bolster or cushion
(of birds) recently hatched and still unfledged
short and fat
- squabby, adjective
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