Definitions

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  • n. Any of several birds in the genus Streptopelia of the pigeon family.

Etymologies

See Etymology 2 in turtle. (Wiktionary)

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  • Surprised to find that the turtle-dove has an etymology all of its own: it's named for the turr turrr sound it makes, and the very word turtle refers primarily to the dove, coming from the echoic Latin turtur.

    November 13, 2008