pigeon

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pigeon
Columba guinea

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From Middle French pigeon, from Old French pijon, from Late Latin pipionem ‎(chirping bird), accusative singular of Latin pipio ‎(chirping bird), from pipiō ‎(to chirp).

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pigeon ‎(plural pigeons)

  1. One of several birds of the family Columbidae, which consists of more than 300 species.
  2. (slang) A person who is a target or victim of a confidence game.

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pigeon ‎(third-person singular simple present pigeons, present participle pigeoning, simple past and past participle pigeoned)

  1. (transitive) to deceive with a confidence game

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French pijon, from Late Latin pipionem ‎(chirping bird), accusative singular of Latin pipio ‎(chirping bird), from pipiō ‎(to chirp).

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pigeon m ‎(plural pigeons)

  1. pigeon
  2. (colloquial) a patsy (an easily trickable, naive person)

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French pyjon, from Late Latin pipionem ‎(chirping bird), accusative singular of Latin pipio ‎(chirping bird), from pipiō ‎(to chirp).

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pigeon m ‎(plural pigeons)

  1. (Jersey) pigeon

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