Webster 1913 Edition
[F., fr. L.
pipioa young pipping or chirping bird, fr.
pipireto peep, chirp. Cf.
Any bird of the order Columbæ, of which numerous species occur in nearly all parts of the world.
An unsuspected victim of sharpers; a gull.
an Australian passerine bird (–
Graucalus melanops); – called also
any one of numerous species of Old World pigeons belonging to the family–
any one of the large Asiatic fruit pigeons of the genus–
the purplish black fruit of the pokeweed; also, the plant itself. See–
[perhaps a corruption of,
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 Hindustani.
a kind of foxtail grass (–
Setaria glauca), of some value as fodder. The seeds are eagerly eaten by pigeons and other birds.
A small American falcon (
Falco columbarius). The adult male is dark slate-blue above, streaked with black on the back; beneath, whitish or buff, streaked with brown. The tail is banded.
The American sharp-shinned hawk (–
A hole for pigeons to enter a pigeon house.
An old English game, in which balls were rolled through little arches.
the seed of–
Cajanus Indicus; a kind of pulse used for food in the East and West Indies; also, the plant itself.
the edible drupes of two West African species of–
a name in the West Indies for the wood of several very different kinds of trees, species of–
The upland plover.
The golden plover.
To pluck; to fleece; to swindle by tricks in gambling.
Webster 1828 Edition