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tur•tle•dove



Pronunciation: (tûr'tl-duv"), [key]
n.
1. any of several small to medium-sized Old World doves of the genus Streptopelia, esp. S. turtur, of Europe, having a long, graduated tail: noted for its soft, cooing call.
2. See mourning dove.
3. a sweetheart or beloved mate.

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