- Turtel-Taube (older publications)
From Middle High German turteltūbe, türteltūbe, from Old High German turtulatūba, turtultūba, turtiltūba, from Medieval Latin tortella, turtella (two Middle Latin diminutive forms), from Latin turtur (an onomatopoeic word imitative of the dove’s call, i.e., its coo or cooing).
- turtle dove (also spelled: turtledove, turtle-dove)
- (figurative, usually in the plural) a lovebird; either of the members of an openly affectionate couple
- Turteltaube in Duden online