- one of a breed of domestic pigeons having a stout, roundish body, a short head and beak, and a ruffled breast and neck.
Origin of turbit
Examples from the Web for turbit
Historical Examples of turbit
Soup top and bottom (white and brown), removed by turbit and sammon with immense boles of lobster-sauce.The History of Samuel Titmarsh
William Makepeace Thackeray
The Pouter inflates both its true crop and œsophagus; the Turbit inflates in a much less degree the œsophagus alone.
The direction and length of certain feathers have been much modified, as in the hood of the Jacobin and the frill of the Turbit.
- a crested breed of domestic pigeon