Turtledove Definition

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turtledoves
noun
turtledoves
Any of several Old World wild doves (esp. genus Streptopelia) noted for their plaintive cooing and the affection that the mates are traditionally thought of as showing toward each other.
Webster's New World
A small, slender dove (Streptopelia turtur) of Eurasia and Africa, having a white-edged tail and a soft purring voice.
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Webster's New World
Any of several other doves of the genus Streptopelia.
American Heritage
The definition of a turtledove is a type of pigeon known for cooing and making a soft purring sound.
An example of a turtledove is the bird in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
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Synonyms:
Stictopelia cuneataAustralian turtledove
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Singular:
turtledove
Plural:
turtledoves

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