dovelet

dovelet

(ˈdʌvlɪt)
n
(Animals) a small or young dove
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There are some other items, such as dovelet or doveling, that do not appear in the definition section, but in the lemma, and were incorporated thanks to the revision of other entries and by cross-checking the data provided by the OED with those retrieved from the other lexicographic works, such as A thesaurus of Old English and the MED mainly.
Not so common are peeper, piper, dovelet and doveling.
COLUMBIDAE: Dove and pigeon Generic Male Female Old culfer turtla turtle English turtur turture (*dufe) Middle colombe dovess, English [columbe] doves(s)e culuer doue turtur [turture, turtour, turtir, turtre, tortor] Modern (culver) English dove pigeon (turtle) Generic Offspring Old culfer English turtur (*dufe) Middle colombe pigeon [pijon, -gion, - English [columbe] geon, -geoun, -gin, -gon, culuer -goun, -gun, -chon, pejoun, doue -jon, -jun, -geon, -gion, turtur -gen, -gon] [turture, culuer brydd turtour, douve-bird, -brid turtir, turtre, tortor] Modern (culver) pigeon [pidgeon] English dove squab pigeon peeper (turtle) piper dovelet doveling Table 6.