ground dove

noun

Definition of ground dove

: any of numerous very small chiefly tropical doves especially : any of various tiny very tame American doves (genus Columbigallina) that nest on the ground or in low trees or bushes

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“Ground dove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ground%20dove. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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