Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dove or pigeon.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dove; a pigeon.
  • noun Same as culverin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A culverin.
  • noun A dove.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun poetic A dove or pigeon.
  • noun A dove, now specifically of the species Columba palumbus.
  • noun A culverin.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English culufre, from Vulgar Latin *columbra, from Latin columbula, diminutive of columba, dove.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English culver, from Old English culufre, culfre, culfer, borrowed from Vulgar Latin *columbra, from Latin (diminutive) columbula ("little pigeon"), from Latin columba ("pigeon, dove").

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