culver

[kuhl-ver]
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noun British Dialect.

a dove or pigeon.

Nearby words

  1. culturist,
  2. culturology,
  3. culturomics,
  4. cultus,
  5. cultus coolee,
  6. culver city,
  7. culver hole,
  8. culver's root,
  9. culverin,
  10. culvert

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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culver

noun

an archaic or poetic name for pigeon 1, dove 1

Word Origin for culver

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

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