Definition of mountain pigeon in US English:

mountain pigeon

noun

  • 1Caribbean the zenaida dove, Zenaida aurita (rare).

  • 2South African the pintado petrel, Daption capense (rare).

  • 3Any of several fruit pigeons of the genus Gymnophaps, of New Guinea and neighbouring islands.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.