rock pigeon
noun Date: 1611 rock dove

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Rock pigeon — Rock Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rock pigeon — n. ROCK DOVE * * * …   Universalium

  • rock pigeon — n. ROCK DOVE …   English World dictionary

  • Rock Pigeon — For other uses, see Rock Pigeon (disambiguation). Rock Pigeon Adult C. l. intermedia in India Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • rock pigeon — Dove Dove (d[u^]v), n. [OE. dove, duve, douve, AS. d[=u]fe; akin to OS. d[=u]ba, D. duif, OHG. t[=u]ba, G. taube, Icel. d[=u]fa, Sw. dufva, Dan. due, Goth. d[=u]b[=o]; perh. from the root of E. dive.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A pigeon of the genus {Columba} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rock pigeon — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rock pigeon — rock′ pi geon n. orn rock dove • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • rock pigeon — noun pale grey Eurasian pigeon having black striped wings from which most domestic species are descended • Syn: ↑rock dove, ↑Columba livia • Hypernyms: ↑pigeon • Member Holonyms: ↑Columba, ↑genus Columba …   Useful english dictionary

  • rock pigeon — noun a) A species of pigeon, Columba livia. b) A term used in Australia to refer to the native bronzewing pigeons, or bronzewings …   Wiktionary

  • rock pigeon. — See rock dove. [1605 15] * * * …   Universalium

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