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noun uk   /ˈpɪdʒ.ən/ us  
[C or U] a large, usually grey bird that is often seen in towns sitting on buildings in large groups, and is sometimes eaten as foodOther wild birdsBirds which live by or on inland waterBirds of prey [C] a pigeon kept as a pet in order to take part in flying competitions: racing/homing pigeonsBirds commonly kept as pets
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