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ringdove

or ring dove

[ ring-duhv ]
/ ˈrɪŋˌdʌv /
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noun

a small Old World dove, Streptopelia risoria, having a black half ring around the nape of the neck.

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Origin of ringdove

First recorded in 1530–40; ring1 + dove1
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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
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