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  1. pi·geon
    IPA[ˈpijən]
  2. noun

    • 1. a stout seed- or fruit-eating bird with a small head, short legs, and a cooing voice, typically having gray and white plumage.

    • 2. a pigeon descended from the wild rock dove, kept for racing, showing, and carrying messages, and common as a feral bird in towns.

    • 3. a gullible person, especially someone swindled in gambling or the victim of a confidence trick.

    • 4. an aircraft from one's own side.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: pigeon, plural noun: pigeons

    • noun

      archaic spelling of pidgin
    • noun

      a stout seed- or fruit-eating bird with a small head, short legs, and a cooing voice, typically having grey and white plumage.

      a pigeon descended from the wild rock dove, kept for racing, showing, and carrying messages, and common as a feral bird in towns.

    • noun

      archaic spelling of pidgin

      a person's particular responsibility or business:

    • noun

      an edible dark red tropical seed.

      the woody Old World plant which yields pigeon peas, with pods and foliage that are used as fodder.

    • noun

      a police informer.

      a person acting as a decoy.

    • noun

      a common petrel of southern oceans that has black plumage with white markings.
    • noun

      another term for merlin
    • noun

      a large Eurasian and African pigeon with mainly gray plumage, using wing claps in display flight.
    • noun

      another term for rock dove
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