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"pigeon" in British English

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pigeonnoun

uk   us   /ˈpɪdʒ.ən/
[C or U] a ​large, usually ​greybird that is often ​seen in ​townssitting on ​buildings in ​largegroups, and is sometimes ​eaten as ​food [C] a pigeon ​kept as a ​pet in ​order to take ​part in ​flying competitions: racing/​homing pigeons
(Definition of pigeon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pigeonnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɪdʒ·ən/
a ​large, usually gray-and-white ​bird that ​lives esp. in ​cities: We ​fed the pigeons in the ​park.
(Definition of pigeon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pigeon”
in Korean 비둘기…
in Arabic حَمام…
in Malaysian burung merpati…
in French pigeon…
in Russian голубь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鴿子, (作比賽用的)信鴿…
in Italian piccione…
in Turkish güvercin…
in Polish gołąb…
in Spanish paloma…
in Vietnamese chim bồ câu…
in Portuguese pomba…
in Thai นกพิราบ…
in German die Taube…
in Catalan colom…
in Japanese ハト…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鸽子, 信鸽…
in Indonesian merpati…
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