Definition of Homing pigeon

1. Noun. Pigeon trained to return home.

Exact synonyms: Homer
Generic synonyms: Domestic Pigeon
Specialized synonyms: Carrier Pigeon



Definition of Homing pigeon

1. Noun. A variety of domesticated rock pigeon (''Columba livia'') that has been selectively bred to be able to find its way home over extremely long distances. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Homing Pigeon

homiletics
homilies
homilist
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homilite
homily
hominal
hominal physiology
homines
hominess
hominesses
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homing behaviour
homing device
homing instinct
homing pigeon (current term)
homing pigeons
homing torpedo
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hominian
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hominin
hominine
hominins
hominization

Literary usage of Homing pigeon

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1. Animal Heroes;: Being the Histories of a Cat, a Dog, a Pigeon, a Lynx, Two by Ernest Thompson Seton (1905)
"... Arnaux The Chronicle of a homing pigeon >E passed through the side door of a big stable on West Nineteenth Street. The mild smell of the well- kept ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"There is a homing pigeon Protection Society, which undertakes the prosecution of ... The homing pigeon has also found its way into most of our Colonies. ..."

3. The Bookman (1906)
"His chef-d'oeuvre in the present volume is the "chronicle" of a homing pigeon, named Arnaux. This story, says Mr. Seton, "is so nearly historical that ..."

4. The Badminton Magazine of Sports & Pastimes edited by Alfred Edward Thomas Watson (1897)
".1 m THE homing pigeon BY W. BANCROFT THE history of the homing pigeon in this country is soon told. During the early part of the present century the bird, ..."

5. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1901)
"In the English army the posts have been confined almost exclusively to the Cape, where the nature of the country makes the homing-pigeon service of more ..."

6. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"It still remains an utter impossibility that a homing pigeon can return from a distance of over a thousand miles if unaided by some special " sense of ..."

7. Classics Old and New: A Series of School Readers : A Third Reader by Edwin Anderson Alderman (1906)
"The hardest of all work for a homing pigeon is over sea, for there is no chance of aid from landmarks. The hardest of all times for him at sea is a fog, ..."

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