Fat; thick; plump; bulky.
Unfledged; unfeathered; as, a squab pigeon.
A nestling of a pigeon or other similar bird, esp. when very fat and not fully fledged.
With a heavy fall; plump.
To fall plump; to strike at one dash, or with a heavy stroke.
young, tender, land-bound pigeon
A squab is a fledging pigeon, of either sex that has not flown yet. Effective April 26, 2001, establishments processing squabs will be inspected pursuant to the Poultry Products Inspection Act.
Young, domesticated pigeon with dark meat (bird is usually about 4 weeks old and weighs one pound or less). It is often served rare. Back to the top
flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled
an unfledged pigeon
a baby pigeon
a four-week-old, domesticated pigeon that has never flown, making it extremely tender
a young pigeon, usually about four weeks of age--the age just before it starts to fly
a young pigeon still in the nest. Usage reserved by fanciers for one that is to be used for food at the table.
These domesticated pigeons are slaughtered at four weeks old and have never flown, so the meat, which is dark, is very tender. They generally weigh less than one pound, and should be plump and firm. Squab are available fresh or frozen, and may be used in any recipe calling for Rock Cornish hen.
young commercially raised pigeons.