Definition of nutmeg pigeon in English:

nutmeg pigeon


  • Any of several pigeons of the genus Ducula, found in south-east Asia and Australia, which feed on nutmegs and other fruits; especially a pied imperial pigeon of the New Guinean subspecies D. bicolor spilorhoa.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Latham (1740–1837), naturalist.