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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
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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
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