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turtledove vs. mourning dove
[ tur-tl-duhv ]
- any of several small to medium-sized Old World doves of the genus Streptopelia, especially S. turtur, of Europe, having a long, graduated tail: noted for its soft, cooing call.
- mourning dove.
- a sweetheart or beloved mate.
- a dove, Zenaidura macroura, of North America, noted for its plaintive cooing.