Dove

Definition of Dove

Pronunciation: dŭv
n.1.(Zool.) A pigeon of the genus Columba and various related genera. The species are numerous.
2.A word of endearment for one regarded as pure and gentle.
O my dove, . . . let me hear thy voice.
- Cant. ii. 14.
3.a person advocating peace, compromise or conciliation rather than war or conflict. Opposite of hawk.
Dove tick
(Zool.) a mite (Argas reflexus) which infests doves and other birds.
Soiled dove
a prostitute.

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