Dictionary.com

ringdove

or ring dove

[ ring-duhv ]
/ ˈrɪŋˌdʌv /
Save This Word!

noun
a small Old World dove, Streptopelia risoria, having a black half ring around the nape of the neck.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of ringdove

First recorded in 1530–40; ring1 + dove1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use ringdove in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ringdove

ringdove
/ (ˈrɪŋˌdʌv) /

noun
another name for wood pigeon
an Old World turtledove, Streptopelia risoria, having a greyish plumage with a black band around the neck
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK