ringed turtle dove

noun

: a small pale dove (Streptopelia risoria) that has a black ring around the sides and back of the neck, exists chiefly in domestication as a cage bird, and is probably of African origin

Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ringed turtle dove was in 1983

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“Ringed turtle dove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ringed%20turtle%20dove. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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