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turtledove

noun tur·tle·dove \-ˌdəv\

: a type of bird that makes a soft pleasant sound

Full Definition of TURTLEDOVE

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

First Known Use of TURTLEDOVE

14th century
TURTLEDOVE Defined for Kids

turtledove

noun tur·tle·dove \ˈtər-təl-ˌdəv\

Definition of TURTLEDOVE for Kids

:  a small wild pigeon that has a low soft cry

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