follow Dictionary.com

It’s about time. We are now on Instagram!

turbit

[tur-bit] /ˈtɜr bɪt/
noun
1.
one of a breed of domestic pigeons having a stout, roundish body, a short head and beak, and a ruffled breast and neck.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; variant of turbot; apparently because, like the fish, the bird is toplike in outline
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for turbit

turbit

/ˈtɜːbɪt/
noun
1.
a crested breed of domestic pigeon
Word Origin
C17: from Latin turbō spinning top, with reference to the bird's shape; compare turbot
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for turbit

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for turbit

8
10
Scrabble Words With Friends