mourning dove

noun

Definition of mourning dove

  1. :  an American dove (Zenaida macroura) with a pointed tail and a plaintive coo

First Known Use of mourning dove

1833


MOURNING DOVE Defined for Kids

mourning dove

noun

Definition of mourning dove for Students

  1. :  a dove of the United States named for its mournful cry


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