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pigeon's milk

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Definition of pigeon's milk in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A curd-like secretion from a pigeon’s crop, which it regurgitates and feeds to its young.
Example sentences
  • The second pigeon accomplishment is the production of pigeon's milk.
  • The parent pigeons are almost unique since they feed the infants on a secretion of the crop known as pigeon's milk.
  • Pigeon's milk begins to be produced a couple of days before the eggs are due.

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