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homing pigeon

noun
1.
any pigeon used to carry messages and equipped by training and breeding to fly home, sometimes from great distances.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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homing pigeon

noun
1.
any breed of pigeon developed for its homing instinct, used for carrying messages or for racing Also called homer
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