In culinary terminology, squab is a young home pigeon, or its meat. The meat is widely defined as tasting like darkish chicken. Many European such as French and Spanish dishes use this as the hen of choice.

Usually taken into consideration a delicacy, squab is tender, wet and richer in flavor than many commonly consumed poultry meats, but there is relatively little meat per bird, the meat being concentrated in the breast. Squab is dark meat, and the skin is fatty, like that of duck