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noun British Dialect.
  1. a dove or pigeon.
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Origin of culver

before 900; Middle English; Old English culfer, culfre < Vulgar Latin *columbra, for Latin columbula, equivalent to columb(a) dove + -ula -ule
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  1. an archaic or poetic name for pigeon 1, dove 1
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Word Origin

Old English culfre, from Latin columbula a little dove, from columba dove
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