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
or zenaida dove plural -s : any bird of the genus Zenaida

Word History


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

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“Zenaida.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zenaida. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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