Turbit

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Turbit (Zoöl) A variety of the domestic pigeon, remarkable for its short beak.
    • Turbit (Zoöl) The turbot.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n turbit An obsolete form of turbot.
    • n turbit A breed of domestic pigeons with white body and colored wings, ruffled breast, very short stout beak, flattened head, and peak-crest or shell-crest or both. There are several color-varieties; some are whole-colored.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Turbit tur′bit a domestic pigeon having white body, coloured wings, and short beak.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Turbot

Usage

In literature:

If I were going to try again, I would prefer Turbit with Carrier or Dragon.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
The Turbits also have a crest on the head, and both have the beak exceedingly short.
"Darwinism (1889)" by Alfred Russel Wallace
I have crossed turbits with barbs, as has M. Boitard (p. 34), who says the hybrids were very fertile.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
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