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quail dove


noun

any of several tropical American pigeons of the genera Starnoenas or Geotrygon.

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Nearby words

quai, quai d'orsay, quaich, quail, quail clock, quail dove, quail-brush, quaint, quaintly, quair, quake

Origin of quail dove

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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