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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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