stock dove

[ duhv ]
/ dʌv /
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noun

a cosmopolitan wild pigeon, Columba oenas, of Europe.

Nearby words

  1. stock character,
  2. stock clerk,
  3. stock company,
  4. stock culture,
  5. stock dividend,
  6. stock exchange,
  7. stock farm,
  8. stock footage,
  9. stock guard,
  10. stock horse

Origin of stock dove

1300–50; Middle English stokdove; compare German Stocktaube; so called because it nests in hollow tree trunks

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British Dictionary definitions for stock dove

stock dove

noun

a European dove, Columba oenas, smaller than the wood pigeon and having a uniformly grey plumage

Word Origin for stock dove

C14: so called because it lives in tree trunks. See stock

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