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turtledove

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noun tur·tle·dove \-ˌdəv\

Simple Definition of turtledove

  • : a type of bird that makes a soft pleasant sound

Full Definition of turtledove

  1. :  any of several small wild pigeons (genus Streptopelia and especially S. turtur) noted for plaintive cooing


TURTLEDOVE Defined for Kids

turtledove

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noun tur·tle·dove \ˈtər-təl-ˌdəv\

Definition of turtledove

  1. :  a small wild pigeon that has a low soft cry





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