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Definition of turtledove
TurtledoveTurtledove Tur"tle*dove`, n. [See 1ts Turtle.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of pigeons
belonging to Turtur and allied genera, native of various
parts of the Old World; especially, the common European
species (Turtur vulgaris), which is noted for its
plaintive note, affectionate disposition, and devotion to
Note: The South African turtledove (T. albiventris), and
the ashy turtledove of India (T. rubicolus), are
similar to the European species in their habits.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of pigeons more or
less resembling the true turtledoves, as the American
mourning dove (see under Dove), and the Australian
turtledove (Stictopelia cuneata).
Note: The turtledove of the Scriptures is probably Turtur
risorius, a species which is still plentiful in Egypt
and other Eastern countries. It is closely allied to
the European turtledove. turtledoveDove Dove, n. [OE. dove, duve, douve, AS. d?fe; akin to OS.
d?ba, D. duif, OHG. t?ba, G. taube, Icel. d?fa, Sw. dufva,
Dan. due, Goth. d?b?; perh. from the root of E. dive.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A pigeon of the genus Columba and various
related genera. The species are numerous.
Note: The domestic dove, including the varieties called
fantails, tumblers, carrier pigeons, etc., was
derived from the rock pigeon (Columba livia) of
Europe and Asia; the turtledove of Europe, celebrated
for its sweet, plaintive note, is C. turtur or
Turtur vulgaris; the ringdove, the largest of
European species, is C. palumbus; the Carolina
dove, or Mourning dove, is Zenaidura macroura; the
sea dove is the little auk (Mergulus alle or Alle
alle). See Turtledove, Ground dove, and Rock
pigeon. The dove is a symbol of innocence, gentleness,
and affection; also, in art and in the Scriptures, the
typical symbol of the Holy Ghost.
Meaning of turtledove from wikipedia
dove may refer
bird species, especially
of the genus
Streptopelia: European turtle
dove (Streptopelia turtur) Harry
- Harry Norman Turtledove
(born June 14, 1949) is an American
novelist, best known
for his work in the genres
- the turtle
dove, and was once known
as the Carolina pigeon
or Carolina turtledove
. It is one of the most abundant
of all North American
(2004) is a science fiction
and alternate history novel
by Harry Turtledove
. It is the eighth
work in his Worldwar series fictional
- American alternate
history. Later writers
of such books, such as Harry Turtledove
, explicitly stated
own work. The book starts...
than the ****s, rose to power
in 1933. Works
of Harry Turtledove
: The Colonization trilogy
sees Mosley, still
an MP in 1963, spearheading...
- As a token
of appreciation, Mr. Duncan offers Kevin
a pair of ceramic turtledoves
as a gift, instructing
him to give one to another person
as a gesture...
- The Nest of the Turtledove
(Ukrainian: Гніздо горлиці) is a 2016 Ukrainian drama
Tkachenko. It was named
as one of three films
- Calculator. Accessed December
2013 Spinner, Jackie
2007). "Two Turtledoves
, My Love". Washington
2011. Olson, Elizabeth...
- alternate history trilogy novel
by Harry Turtledove
, which follows
How Few Remain. It is part of Turtledove
's Southern Victory series
of novels. This...
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