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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.