Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
any of several pigeons; esp., a ringdove (Columba palumbus)
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A large pigeon (Columba palumbus) of Europe and Asia, having a white band on each wing. Also called ringdove.