zenaida

noun
ze·​na·​i·​da | \ zə̇ˈnāədə \

Definition of zenaida

1 capitalized : a genus of tropical American pigeons that has one species (Zenaida aurita) reaching the West Indies and formerly the Florida coast and one (Zenaida asiatica) occurring in the southwestern United States
2 or zenaida dove plural -s : any bird of the genus Zenaida

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History and Etymology for zenaida

New Latin, from Zénaïde †1854 cousin and wife of Prince Charles Lucien Bonaparte †1857

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“Zenaida.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zenaida. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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