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[kuhl-ver] /ˈkʌl vər/
noun, British Dialect.
a dove or pigeon.
Origin of culver
before 900; Middle English; Old English culfer, culfre < Vulgar Latin *columbra, for Latin columbula, equivalent to columb(a) dove + -ula -ule Unabridged
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  • culver had insisted upon accompanying him for the rendering of their report, though Smithy had to do the talking for both of them.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • Only then did he make a belated reply to culver's statement.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • "Good," said Colonel culver, who was standing beside Smithy.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • Our two passengers, Colonel culver and Mr. Smith, are coming forward.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • Mrs. culver, you make me feel very guilty, plunging in at a moment's notice and demanding a whole dinner in a fatless world.

    The Title Arnold Bennett
  • Colonel culver had been right: their rifles outranged the flame-throwers.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • Mr. culver gathered Rosanna up in his arms, and with Minnie leading the way, carried her to her pretty room.

    The Girl Scouts at Home Katherine Keene Galt
British Dictionary definitions for culver


an archaic or poetic name for pigeon1 , dove1
Word Origin
Old English culfre, from Latin columbula a little dove, from columba dove
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