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rock dove

noun

Definition of rock dove

  1. :  a bluish-gray dove (Columba livia) that is indigenous to Eurasia but has been widely established elsewhere including most of North America and that is the ancestor of many domesticated pigeons and of the feral pigeons found in cities and towns throughout most of the world —called also rock pigeon



1655

First Known Use of rock dove

1655


ROCK DOVE Defined for Kids

rock dove

noun

Definition of rock dove for Students

  1. 1 :  a bluish gray dove of Europe and Asia that nests on rocky cliffs

  2. 2 :  a variety of the rock dove that is now found in cities throughout the world




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