Definition of wood pigeon in English:

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wood pigeon

Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝od ˌpijən/


A large Eurasian and African pigeon with mainly gray plumage, using wing claps in display flight.
  • Genus Columba, family Columbidae: several species, in particular the widespread C. palumbus (also called ringdove).
Example sentences
  • Until recently, winter nesting in British birds has been very rare beyond a handful of species that include the wood pigeon, feral pigeon, and collared dove.
  • In this area you may see the brown creeper, tomtit, robin, bellbird, rifleman, wood pigeon, falcon and kea.
  • The bush has abundant bird life, including the bellbird, tomtit, rifleman, wood pigeon and grey warbler.

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Syllabification: wood pi·geon

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