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 for Goura
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Goura \Gou"ra\, n. (Zool.)
     One of several species of large, crested ground pigeons of
     the genus Goura, inhabiting New Guinea and adjacent
     islands. The Queen Victoria pigeon ({Goura Victoria) and the
     crowned pigeon ({G. coronata) are among the best known
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Queen \Queen\, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n
     wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel.
     kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See Quean.]
     1. The wife of a king.
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     2. A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; a female
        monarch; as, Elizabeth, queen of England; Mary, queen of
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              In faith, and by the heaven's quene.  --Chaucer.
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     3. A woman eminent in power or attractions; the highest of
        her kind; as, a queen in society; -- also used
        figuratively of cities, countries, etc. " This queen of
        cities." " Albion, queen of isles." --Cowper.
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     4. The fertile, or fully developed, female of social bees,
        ants, and termites.
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     5. (Chess) The most powerful, and except the king the most
        important, piece in a set of chessmen.
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     6. A playing card bearing the picture of a queen; as, the
        queen of spades.
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     Queen apple. [Cf. OE. quyne aple quince apple.] A kind of
        apple; a queening. "Queen apples and red cherries."
     Queen bee (Zool.), a female bee, especially the female of
        the honeybee. See Honeybee.
     Queen conch (Zool.), a very large West Indian cameo conch
        ({Cassis cameo). It is much used for making cameos.
     Queen consort, the wife of a reigning king. --Blackstone.
     Queen dowager, the widow of a king.
     Queen gold, formerly a revenue of the queen consort of
        England, arising from gifts, fines, etc.
     Queen mother, a queen dowager who is also mother of the
        reigning king or queen.
     Queen of May. See May queen, under May.
     Queen of the meadow (Bot.), a European herbaceous plant
        ({Spir[ae]a Ulmaria). See Meadowsweet.
     Queen of the prairie (Bot.), an American herb ({Spir[ae]a
        lobata) with ample clusters of pale pink flowers.
     Queen pigeon (Zool.), any one of several species of very
        large and handsome crested ground pigeons of the genus
        Goura, native of New Guinea and the adjacent islands.
        They are mostly pale blue, or ash-blue, marked with white,
        and have a large occipital crest of spatulate feathers.
        Called also crowned pigeon, goura, and Victoria
     Queen regent, or Queen regnant, a queen reigning in her
        own right.
     Queen's Bench. See King's Bench.
     Queen's counsel, Queen's evidence. See King's counsel,
        King's evidence, under King.
     Queen's delight (Bot.), an American plant ({Stillinqia
        sylvatica) of the Spurge family, having an herbaceous
        stem and a perennial woody root.
     Queen's metal (Metal.), an alloy somewhat resembling pewter
        or britannia, and consisting essentially of tin with a
        slight admixture of antimony, bismuth, and lead or copper.
     Queen's pigeon. (Zool.) Same as Queen pigeon, above.
     Queen's ware, glazed English earthenware of a cream color.
     Queen's yellow (Old Chem.), a heavy yellow powder
        consisting of a basic mercuric sulphate; -- formerly
        called turpetum minerale, or Turbith's mineral.
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