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Turtledove
Turtledove 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 its mate. 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.
turtledove
Dove 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

- Turtledove or turtle dove may refer to: Various bird species, especially of the genus Streptopelia: European turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur) Harry Turtledove...
- Harry Norman Turtledove (born June 14, 1949) is an American novelist, best known for his work in the genres of alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy...
- the turtle dove, and was once known as the Carolina pigeon or Carolina turtledove. It is one of the most abundant and widespread of all North American birds...
- Bound (2004) is a science fiction and alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove. It is the eighth and final work in his Worldwar series fictional universe...
- American alternate history. Later writers of such books, such as Harry Turtledove, explicitly stated Kantor's influence on their own work. The book starts...
- rather than the ****s, rose to power in Germany 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 film directed by Taras Tkachenko. It was named as one of three films shortlisted...
- Calculator. Accessed December 2013 Spinner, Jackie (20 December 2007). "Two Turtledoves, My Love". Washington Post. Retrieved 5 December 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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