wood pigeon
noun Date: 1714 a large chiefly European pigeon (Columba palumbus) with a whitish patch on each side of the neck and wings edged with white — called also ringdove

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  • Wood pigeon — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wood pigeon — wood ,pigeon noun count a type of PIGEON that lives mainly in forests …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wood pigeon — ► NOUN ▪ a common large pigeon, mainly grey with white patches forming a ring round its neck …   English terms dictionary

  • wood pigeon — n. any of several pigeons; esp., a ringdove (Columba palumbus) …   English World dictionary

  • Wood Pigeon — For the New Zealand Pigeon or Kererū (often incorrectly called wood pigeons ) see Kererū. For other woodpigeons, see the genus Columba.Taxobox name = Wood Pigeon status = LC status system = iucn3.1 status ref = [IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife… …   Wikipedia

  • wood pigeon — 1. Also called ringdove. a European pigeon, Columba palumbus, having a whitish patch on each side of the neck. 2. See band tailed pigeon. [1660 70] * * * ▪ bird       (species Columba palumbus), bird of the subfamily Columbinae (in the pigeon… …   Universalium

  • wood pigeon — noun Eurasian pigeon with white patches on wings and neck • Syn: ↑ringdove, ↑cushat, ↑Columba palumbus • Hypernyms: ↑pigeon • Member Holonyms: ↑Columba, ↑genus Columba …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood pigeon — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms wood pigeon : singular wood pigeon plural wood pigeons a type of pigeon that lives mainly in forests …   English dictionary

  • wood pigeon — Ringdove Ring dove , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A European wild pigeon ({Columba palumbus}) having a white crescent on each side of the neck, whence the name. Called also {wood pigeon}, and {cushat}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wood Pigeon — keršulis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Columba palumbus angl. Wood Pigeon vok. Ringeltaube …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • wood pigeon — wood′ pi geon n. 1) orn a Eurasian pigeon, Columba palumbus, having a whitish patch on each side of the neck 2) orn any of several other pigeons • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

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