Definition of Turbit

1. n. The turbot.



Definition of Turbit

1. a domestic pigeon [n -S]

Medical Definition of Turbit

1. 1. The turbot. 2. A variety of the domestic pigeon, remarkable for its short beak. Origin: Cf. Turbot. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turbit

turbinates
turbination
turbinations
turbine
turbinectomy
turbined
turbinelike
turbinella
turbinellas
turbines
turbinite
turbinites
turbinoid
turbinotome
turbinotomy
turbit (current term)
turbite
turbites
turbith
turbiths
turbits
turbo
turbo-
turbo-propeller plane
turboalternator
turbocar
turbocars
turbocharge
turbocharged
turbocharger

Literary usage of Turbit

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1. Rural Affairs by John Jacob Thomas (1875)
"THE OWL in form resembles the turbit, except that the upper part of its beak is hooked ... THE turbit is also a very compact bird, with a short thick bill, ..."

2. The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: Concerning the Kingdoms and by Marco Polo, Henry Yule, Henri Cordier (1903)
"There is in this kingdom a great quantity of pepper, and ginger, and cinnamon, and turbit, and of nuts of I ndia.4 They also manufacture very delicate and ..."

3. The Illustrated Annual Register of Rural Affairs and Cultivator Almanac for by John Jacob Thomas (1873)
"THE OWL in form resembles the turbit, except that the upper part of its beak is hooked ... THE turbit is also a very compact bird, with a short thick bill, ..."

4. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen (1874)
"The turbit Ц thought by many to be a native of the south of France, ... [The turbit is without doubt one of the very prettiest of all onr Toy Pigeons. ..."

5. Lectures on the Darwinian Theory Delivered by the Late Arthur Milnes Marshall by Arthur Milnes Marshall (1894)
"The characters of the principal breeds of domestic pigeons: pouter, carrier, barb, fantail, turbit, tumbler. Evidence in support of the descent of the ..."

6. Our Fancy Pigeons: And Rambling Notes of a Naturalist. A Record of Fifty by George Ure (1886)
"THE turbit. The tui-bit I think I have given my opinion on already. The show form of it is now by far too owl-like, the peak and coloured shoulders being ..."

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