a European pigeon, Columba livia, from which most domestic pigeons have been developed.
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Also called rock pigeon.
Origin of rock dove
First recorded in 1645–55
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British Dictionary definitions for rock dove
a common dove, Columba livia, from which domestic and feral pigeons are descended. It has a pale grey plumage with black-striped wings
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