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fantail

Pronunciation: /ˈfænteɪl/

Translation of fantail in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (pigeon) paloma (feminine) colipava
    Example sentences
    • A fantail pigeon will probably mate only if it catches the eye of the breeder; a wild pigeon will not mate unless it withstands the struggle for existence long enough to reach maturity.
    • Lamarck's Philosophie zoologique mentions the great variety of animal and plant forms produced under human cultivation (Lamarck even anticipated Darwin in mentioning fantail pigeons!
    • In that area were several bird houses crowded with gorgeous white fantail pigeons, who perched there or hopped down to walk around on the ground; a couple of Muscovy ducks; a sleepy dog.
    1.2 (goldfish)[ variedad de carpa dorada ]

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