zenaida

noun ze·na·i·da \zə̇ˈnāədə\

Definition of zenaida

  1. 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. 2 or zenaida dove plural -s :  any bird of the genus Zenaida

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Origin and Etymology of zenaida

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


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