wood dove

noun

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: any of a genus (Turtur) of small, grayish-brown African doves noted for their long, soft cooing songs
… spent three idyllic days there earlier this year, waking each morning to the echo of wood doves and looking down into the deep valley below in the hope of seeing a leopard slipping through the euphorbias.Brian Jackman, Daily Telegraph (London), 6 Nov. 2010

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Middle English wode dowe

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“Wood dove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20dove. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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