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English definition of “squab”


noun [U]     /skwɒb/ US  /skwɑːb/ mainly US
a young pigeon eaten as food Other wild birdsBirds which live by or on inland waterBirds of preyKinds of meat
(Definition of squab noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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