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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pigeon  \Pi"geon\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  pipio  a  young  pipping  or 
  chirping  bird,  fr  pipire  to  peep,  chirp.  Cf  {Peep}  to 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  bird  of  the  order  Columb[ae],  of  which 
  numerous  species  occur  in  nearly  all  parts  of  the  world. 
  Note:  The  common  domestic  pigeon,  or  dove,  was  derived  from 
  the  Old  World  rock  pigeon  ({Columba  livia}).  It  has 
  given  rise  to  numerous  very  remarkable  varieties,  such 
  as  the  carrier,  fantail,  nun,  pouter,  tumbler,  etc  The 
  common  wild  pigeons  of  the  Eastern  United  States  are 
  the  passenger  pigeon,  and  the  Carolina  dove.  See  under 
  {Passenger},  and  {Dove}.  See  also  {Fruit  pigeon}, 
  {Ground  pigeon},  {Queen  pigeon},  {Stock  pigeon},  under 
  {Fruit},  {Ground},  etc 
  2.  An  unsuspected  victim  of  sharpers;  a  gull.  [Slang] 
  {Blue  pigeon}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  Australian  passerine  bird 
  ({Graucalus  melanops});  --  called  also  {black-faced  crow}. 
  {Green  pigeon}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of  Old 
  World  pigeons  belonging  to  the  family  {Treronid[ae]}. 
  {Imperial  pigeon}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  the  large  Asiatic 
  fruit  pigeons  of  the  genus  {Carpophada}. 
  {Pigeon  berry}  (Bot.),  the  purplish  black  fruit  of  the 
  pokeweed;  also  the  plant  itself  See  {Pokeweed}. 
  {Pigeon  English}  [perhaps  a  corruption  of  business  English], 
  an  extraordinary  and  grotesque  dialect,  employed  in  the 
  commercial  cities  of  China,  as  the  medium  of  communication 
  between  foreign  merchants  and  the  Chinese.  Its  base  is 
  English,  with  a  mixture  of  Portuguese  and  Hindoostanee. 
  --Johnson's  Cyc. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pigeon  \Pi"geon\,  v.  t. 
  To  pluck;  to  fleece;  to  swindle  by  tricks  in  gambling. 
  [Slang]  --Smart. 
  He's  pigeoned  and  undone.  --Observer. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  wild  and  domesticated  birds  having  a  heavy  body  and  short 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Pigeon,  MI  (village,  FIPS  64060) 
  Location:  43.82950  N,  83.26999  W 
  Population  (1990):  1207  (533  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  48755 
  Pigeon,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  25164 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  Pigeons  are  mentioned  as  among  the  offerings  which  by  divine 
  appointment,  Abram  presented  unto  the  Lord  (Gen.  15:9).  They 
  were  afterwards  enumerated  among  the  sin-offerings  (Lev.  1:14; 
  12:6),  and  the  law  provided  that  those  who  could  not  offer  a 
  lamb  might  offer  two  young  pigeons  (5:7;  comp.  Luke  2:24).  (See  {DOVE}.) 

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