cushat [kush′ət, koosh′ət]
[N Brit dial. < ME coushote < OE cushote as if < cu-, COO1 + base of sceotan, to dart, SHOOT; in sense “cooing darter”]
a wood pigeon (Columba palumbus)

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  • Cushat — Cush at (k??sh ?t), n. [AS. cusceote.] (Zo[ o]l.) The ringdove or wood pigeon. [1913 Webster] Scarce with cushat s homely song can vie. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cushat — noun /ˈkʌʃət,ˈkʊʃət/ A pigeon, wood pigeon or ring dove. Syn: cushat dove, cushat dove …   Wiktionary

  • cushat — Ringdove Ring dove , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A European wild pigeon ({Columba palumbus}) having a white crescent on each side of the neck, whence the name. Called also {wood pigeon}, and {cushat}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cushat Linn — is a waterfall of Scotland.[1] See also Waterfalls of Scotland References ^ Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale Explorer map series, sheets 309 470 Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • cushat — noun Etymology: Middle English cowschote, from Old English cūscote Date: before 12th century chiefly Scottish wood pigeon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cushat — /kush euht, koosh /, n. Brit. Dial. the ringdove, Colomba palumbus. [bef. 900; ME couschot, OE cuscote wood pigeon] * * * …   Universalium

  • cushat — I Cleveland Dialect List the ring dove II A Geordie Dictionary A pigeon III North Country (Newcastle) Words the ring dove or wood pigeon …   English dialects glossary

  • cushat — n. Eurasian pigeon with white patches on wings and neck …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cushat — [ kʌʃət] noun dialect, chiefly Scottish a wood pigeon. Origin OE, of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • cushat — n. Ring dove, wood pigeon (Columba palumbus) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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