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Definition: Turtur vulgaris
, n. [See 1ts Turtle
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of pigeons
belonging to Turtur
and allied genera, native of various
parts of the Old World; especially, the common European
species (Turtur vulgaris
), which is noted for its
plaintive note, affectionate disposition, and devotion to
Note: The South African turtledove (Turtur albiventris
and the ashy turtledove of India (Turtur rubicolus
are similar to the European species in their habits.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of pigeons more or
less resembling the true turtledoves, as the American
mourning dove (see under Dove
), and the Australian
turtledove (Stictopelia cuneata
Note: The turtledove of the Scriptures is probably Turtur
risorius, a species which is still plentiful in Egypt
and other Eastern countries. It is closely allied to
the European turtledove.
(d[u^]v), n. [OE. dove, duve, douve, AS. d[=u]fe;
akin to OS. d[=u]ba, D. duif, OHG. t[=u]ba, G. taube, Icel.
d[=u]fa, Sw. dufva, Dan. due, Goth. d[=u]b[=o]; perh. from
the root of E. dive.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A pigeon of the genus Columba
related genera. The species are numerous.
Note: The domestic dove, including the varieties called
, carrier pigeons
, etc., was
derived from the rock pigeon
Europe and Asia; the turtledove
of Europe, celebrated
for its sweet, plaintive note, is Columba turtur
; the ringdove
, the largest of
European species, is Columba palumbus
; the Carolina dove
, or Mourning dove
, is Zenaidura macroura
is the little auk (Mergulus alle
or Alle alle
). See Turtledove
, Ground dove
, and Rock pigeon
. The dove is a symbol of peace, innocence,
gentleness, and affection; also, in art and in the
Scriptures, the typical symbol of the Holy Ghost.
2. A word of endearment for one regarded as pure and gentle.
O my dove, . . . let me hear thy voice. --Cant. ii.
3. a person advocating peace, compromise or conciliation
rather than war or conflict. Opposite of hawk
(Zo["o]l.), a mite (Argas reflexus
infests doves and other birds.
, a prostitute. [Slang]