turtle dove

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Turtle doves

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From Middle English turtildove, turteldoufe ( = Dutch tortelduif = Old High German turtultūba, turtulatūba, turtiltūba; Middle High German turteltūbe, türteltūbe; German Turteltaube = Danish turteldue = Swedish turturduva = Icelandic turtildúfu), equivalent to turtle ‎(turtledove) +‎ dove.

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turtle dove ‎(plural turtle doves)

  1. Any of several birds in the genus Streptopelia of the pigeon family.

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