Definition of fruit pigeon in English:

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fruit pigeon

noun

A fruit-eating pigeon occurring in the Old World tropics.
Example sentences
  • Scores of sleek, black mynas, an assortment of tubby, green fruit pigeons, a few tiny parrots hanging upside-down and a legion of stately red-knobbed hornbills pummel me with discarded bits of cherry red figs.
  • Two radiations that come to mind as ideal subjects of comparative studies because they are diverse and include nonfrugivorous sister groups are the fruit pigeons and the New World trogons.
  • Our pigeons don't have those pigments in their feathers, however some fruit pigeons and parrots do.

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Syllabification: fruit pi·geon

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