zenaida

noun

ze·​na·​i·​da
zə̇ˈnāədə
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

Word History

Etymology

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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