- noun a bird which is regarded as a pest, and can cause severe damage to small plants. The wood pigeon eats cereal seed and causes damage to young and mature crops of peas and brassicas.
- masculine A rather tough wild bird or more tender domesticated bird weighing about 450 to 700 g. Part roast at 200°C for 15 minutes, remove breasts and poach in stock made from the remainder of the carcass, using reduced cooking liquor as sauce. The domesticated bird is treated like chicken. There are no restrictions on shooting.
- noun a worthless female. In hip hop and rap parlance since the 1990s.