Pigeon, esp. the smaller species: it is often used as a symbol of peace.
(nonstandard) Past participle of dive.
Other Word Forms of Dove
Origin of Dove
From Middle English dove, douve, duve, from Old English *dūfe (“dove, pigeon”), from Proto-Germanic *dūbǭ (“dove”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeubʰ- (“to whisk, smoke, be obscure”). Cognate with Scots doo, dow (“dove”), West Frisian do (“dove”), Dutch duif (“dove, pigeon”), Low German (Low Saxon) Duuv (“dove, pigeon”), German Taube (“dove, pigeon”), Danish due (“dove”), Swedish duva (“dove”), Icelandic dúfa (“dove”), Gothic (dubo).
Middle English douve from Old English dūfe
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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