stock dove

noun

Definition of stock dove 

1 : a common European wild pigeon (Columba oenas) resembling the rock pigeon but being darker colored and having the rump gray

2 : an Asiatic dove (Columba eversmanni) related to the European stock dove

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History and Etymology for stock dove

Middle English stokdouve, stokdove, from stok stock + douve, dove dove; probably from its living in hollow trees

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