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noun     /ˈpɪdʒ.ən/
[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 food Other 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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