Definition of Pigeon

1. Noun. Wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs.




Definition of Pigeon

1. n. Any bird of the order Columbæ, of which numerous species occur in nearly all parts of the world.

2. v. t. To pluck; to fleece; to swindle by tricks in gambling.

Definition of Pigeon

1. Noun. One of several birds of the family Columbidae, which consists of more than 300 species. ¹

2. Noun. (slang) A person who is a target or victim of a confidence game. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to deceive with a confidence game ¹

4. Verb. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pigeon

1. a short-legged bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pigeon

1. 1. Any bird of the order Columbae, of which numerous species occur in nearly all parts of the world. The common domestic pigeon, or dove, was derived from the Old World rock pigeon (Columba livia). It has given rise to numerous very remarkable varieties, such as the carrier, fantail, nun, pouter, tumbler, etc. The common wild pigeons of the Eastern United States are the passenger pigeon, and the Carolina dove. See Passenger, and Dove. See, also, Fruit pigeon, Ground pigeon, Queen pigeon, Stock pigeon, under Fruit, Ground, etc. 2. An unsuspected victim of sharpers; a gull. Blue pigeon, any one of the large Asiatic fruit pigeons of the genus Carpophada. Pigeon berry The upland plover. The golden plover. Origin: F, fr. L. Pipio a young pipping or chirping bird, fr. Pipire to peep, chirp. Cf. Peep to chirp. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pigeon

pig in a blanket
pig in a poke
pig in the middle
pig iron
pig it
pig laurel
pig lead
pig lung carbonyl reductase
pig out
pig run
pig sticker
pigbel
pigboat
pigboats
pigeon (current term)
pigeon's milk
pigeon-breasted
pigeon-hearted
pigeon-hole
pigeon-holed
pigeon-holes
pigeon-holing
pigeon-livered
pigeon-pea plant
pigeon-toed
pigeon berry
pigeon breast
pigeon chest
pigeon droppings

Literary usage of Pigeon

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1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1901)
"The pigeon post at Durban, in South Africa, was the beginning of the pigeon experiments conducted in recent campaigns between the English and Boers, ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"Each door frame or box front is so made that it aids in covering the edge of the wooden partition or pigeon holes, and is connected with the other frames ..."

3. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"A gullible person is called a pigeon, and in the sporting world sharps end ... Flying the blue pigeon. Stealing the lead from off the roofs of churches or ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"For the special requirements of the fancy varieties reference must be made to some of the special works on pigeon breeding. Besides the fancy varieties ..."

5. St. Lucia by Don Philpott (2005)
"President Franklin Roosevelt arrived aboard the USS Tuscaloosa on 8 December, personally to inspect the base which included pigeon Island and surrounding ..."

6. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1780)
"The Complete pigeon-Fancier, or, ... for (locking and managing the pigeon- ... on the Diet proper for pigeon*. This book is really, what its ample title ..."

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