Definition of Pouter pigeon
1. Noun. One of a breed of pigeon that enlarge their crop until their breast is puffed out.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Pouter Pigeon
Literary usage of Pouter pigeon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin (1892)
"138 ; Lille pouter pigeon, i. 145 ; notice of a gliding pigeon, i. 164 ; variety of the pouter pigeon, i. 170 ; dove-cot pigeon, i. ..."
2. The Book of Household Management: Comprising Information for the Mistress by Beeton (Isabella Mary) (1888)
"THE pouter pigeon. windy day, is certainly a ludicrous sight: his feathered legs ... The pouter pigeon.—This is a very favourite pigeon, and, without doubt, ..."
3. The President: A Novel by Alfred Henry Lewis (1904)
"It was then the pouter-pigeon chieftain moved that the Senate ... The vote on the floor would be equal, and the sagacious pouter-pigeon reckoned on the new ..."
4. Log-book of a Fisherman and Zoologist by Francis Trevelyan Buckland (1883)
"By taking the beak of this bird in one's mouth and blowing, I find that these air chambers can be inflated ; the same can be done with a pouter pigeon. ..."
5. The Practical Teacher by Joseph Hughes (1885)
"The pouter pigeon. Why is it called the pouter pigeon ? Then there is a very funny pigeon that keeps on turning over when it is flying in the air ? ..."