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dove         

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      n  
1    any of various birds of the family Columbidae, having a heavy body, small head, short legs, and long pointed wings: order Columbiformes. They are typically smaller than pigeons  
   Related adj       columbine  
2      (Politics)   a person opposed to war  
   Compare       hawk   1       3  
3    a gentle or innocent person: used as a term of endearment  
4   
a    a greyish-brown colour  
b    (as adj.)  
dove walls     
     (Old English dufe (unattested except as a feminine proper name); related to Old Saxon dubva, Old High German tuba)  
  dovelike      adj  
  dovish      adj  
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dove          [2]  
      vb     (Chiefly U.S)      a past tense of       dive  

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Dove         
      n     (Christianity)   the. a manifestation of the Holy Spirit (John 1:32)  


collared dove  
      n   a European dove, Streptopelia decaocto, having a brownish-grey plumage with a black band on the back of the neck  
dove   [1]  
      n  
1    any of various birds of the family Columbidae, having a heavy body, small head, short legs, and long pointed wings: order Columbiformes. They are typically smaller than pigeons  
   Related adj       columbine  
2      (Politics)   a person opposed to war  
   Compare       hawk   1       3  
3    a gentle or innocent person: used as a term of endearment  
4   
a    a greyish-brown colour  
b    (as adj.)  
dove walls     
     (Old English dufe (unattested except as a feminine proper name); related to Old Saxon dubva, Old High German tuba)  
  dovelike      adj  
  dovish      adj  
dove   [2]  
      vb     (Chiefly U.S)      a past tense of       dive  
dove prion  
      n   a common petrel, Pachyptila desolata, of the southern seas, having a bluish back and white underparts,   (Also called)    Antarctic prion     (N.Z. informal)   blue billy  
mourning dove  
      n   a brown North American dove, Zenaidura macroura, with a plaintive song  
rock dove   , pigeon  
      n   a common dove, Columba livia, from which domestic and feral pigeons are descended. It has a pale grey plumage with black-striped wings  
stock dove  
      n   a European dove, Columba oenas, smaller than the wood pigeon and having a uniformly grey plumage  
     (C14: so called because it lives in tree trunks. See stock)  

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