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dove



Pronunciation: (duv), [key]
n.
1. any bird of the family Columbidae, esp. the smaller species with pointed tails. Cf. pigeon (def. 1).
2. a pure white member of this species, used as a symbol of innocence, gentleness, tenderness, and peace.
3. (cap.) a symbol for the Holy Ghost.
4. an innocent, gentle, or tender person.
5. Also called peace dove. a person, esp. one in public office, who advocates peace or a conciliatory national attitude. Cf. hawk1 (def. 4).
6. See dove color.
7. (cap.) Astron.the constellation Columba.

dove



Pronunciation: (dōv), [key]
v.
a pt. of dive.

Dove



Pronunciation: (duv), [key]
n.
1. Arthur, 1880–1946, U.S. painter.
2. Rita, born 1952, U.S. poet and educator: U.S. poet laureate 1993.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

DOVAPdove color
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