stock dovestock dove
a European pigeon (Columba oenas)
Origin of stock doveMiddle English stockdowe: see stock, noun and dove: it nests in hollow trees
A widespread Eurasian dove (Columba oenas) having grayish plumage.
Origin of stock doveProbably from its living in hollow tree trunks
(plural stock doves)
- (UK) the stock pigeon.