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  • n. Archaic form of cushat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The European ringdove (Columba palumbus); the cushat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The cushat or ring-dove, Columba palumbus.


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  • A more descriptive name is that of ringdove, easily explained by the white collar, but the bird is also known as cushat, queest, or even culver.

    Birds in the Calendar


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  • English, Welsh, and Irish regional nickname for the wood pigeon. Also "queest-dove" and "quoice."

    February 15, 2008