Definition of Order columbiformes
1. Noun. Sand grouse; pigeons; doves; extinct dodos and solitaires.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Aves, Class Aves
Member holonyms: Columbiform Bird, Family Raphidae, Raphidae, Columbidae, Family Columbidae, Family Pteroclididae, Pteroclididae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Columbiformes
Literary usage of Order columbiformes
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1. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1897)
"... the underlying spots being purplish-grey, and equally plentifully distributed. Axis, r9-2-2 inches; diam., 1-35-1-45. THE PIGEONS. order columbiformes. ..."
2. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Record Association (London, England), Zoological Society of London (1906)
"Order COLUMBIFORMES. Catalogue of the collection in the Wiesbaden Museum ; LAMPE (375). Experiments on heredity in Web-footed Pigeon ; STAPLES-BROWNE, ..."
3. The Valley of Kashmír by Walter Roper Lawrence (1895)
"... 1889, on more than one occasion, but could never get within shot. Order COLUMBIFORMES. Pigeons. ..."