Brieftaube

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Brief 'letter (writing)' + Taube 'dove [cognate], pigeon'; compare Dutch postduif

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Brieftaube f (genitive Brieftaube, plural Brieftauben)

  1. A homing pigeon (racing pigeon, homer) is a breed or variety of domestic pigeon with a strong homing instinct that is used as a message courier or in the sport of pigeon racing.

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