wood pigeon

Definitions

Food

  • The wild pigeon, Columba palumbus recognized by its large feet. Young ones are barded with bacon and stuffed with shallots before roasting at 200°C for 30 to 40 minutes; older birds may be casseroled or stewed. There is no close season (May to October best) and no hanging time is required, although 2 to 3 days are recommended by some authorities.

Travel

  • noun a wild pigeon which is shot for food
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