Columba

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From Latin columba (dove, pigeon).

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Columba f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Columbidae — doves and pigeons.

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  • 2006, Gill, F. and Wright, M., Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276:

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin columba (dove, pigeon)

Proper noun[edit]

Columba

  1. St. Columba of Iona, one of the Gaelic missionary monks who reintroduced Christianity to Scotland during the Dark Ages.
  2. Any of three other Christian saints who bore the name Columba.
  3. (astronomy) A small winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a dove.

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