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tur·tle·dove

also turtle dove or turtle-dove  (tûr′tl-dŭv′)
n.
1. A small, slender dove (Streptopelia turtur) of Eurasia and Africa, having a white-edged tail and a soft purring voice.
2. Any of several other doves of the genus Streptopelia.

turtledove

(ˈtɜːtəlˌdʌv)
n
1. (Animals) any of several Old World doves of the genus Streptopelia, having a brown plumage with speckled wings and a long dark tail
2. a gentle or loving person
[see turtle2]

tur•tle•dove

(ˈtɜr tlˌdʌv)

n.
1. any of several small to medium-sized Old World doves of the genus Streptopelia, esp. S. turtur, of Europe, having a long, graduated tail.
[1250–1300; Middle English turtildove; see turtle2, dove1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turtledove - small Australian doveturtledove - small Australian dove    
dove - any of numerous small pigeons
genus Stictopelia, Stictopelia - a genus of Columbidae
2.turtledove - any of several Old World wild dovesturtledove - any of several Old World wild doves
dove - any of numerous small pigeons
Streptopelia turtur - the common European wild dove noted for its plaintive cooing
ringdove, Streptopelia risoria - greyish Old World turtledove with a black band around the neck; often caged
Translations

turtledove

[ˈtɜːtldʌv] Ntórtola f

turtledove

[ˈtɜːtlˌdʌv] ntortora
References in classic literature ?
We have such funny times, and now I can enjoy them, for everyone is so desperately good, it's like living in a nest of turtledoves.
She hid them in a thick cloud, and Simois made ambrosia spring up for them to eat; the two goddesses then went on, flying like turtledoves in their eagerness to help the Argives.
In the pages of "Good Night, Bunny" by Lauren Thompson, a Bunny says "good night" to the drowsy world, from the bluebells and pansies to the turtledove and ducklings in a row.
Katherina turns the latter into buzzard, or fool, but Petruchio reclaims it as buzzard meaning carrion bird--only to see Katherina gloss buzzard as an insect snatched out of the air by either a turtledove or, more probably, the reptile.
European Turtledove (Streptopelia turtur) inhabits wooded shrubland matrix with irrigated fruit, but it avoids dense shrubland due to a lack of adequate food resources.
37) Anacreon is also the first Greek poet she mentions in the poem, in alluding to the turtledove that carries messages to his lovers and drinks from his cup: quite a pleasant gig, the dove explains to a stranger in the ode in question in the Anacreontea (Ode XV in Moore).
In particular, nestled before an extensive set of notes and a comprehensive bibliography, this book's fourth appendix presents a chilling and compelling narrative the likes of which Harry Turtledove would have approved.
They used the software to gauge how much power a turtledove wingbeat produces and how cockatiels contort their wings and accelerate.
The modern US writer Harry Turtledove is one who has produced a series of such stories, one set in a world where the Confederates won the American Civil War, for example, another about an alien invasion in the midst of World War II, and a series set in the Byzantine Empire as it might have been if Islam had never arisen.
Shakespeare's poem laments the recent deaths of the Phoenix and a Turtledove.
Pick of the bunch is Hypnose, with the lovely Turtledove and Half Steady other notable inclusions.
Martin, Terry Pratchett, Michael Swanwick, Harry Turtledove, Terri Windling, and an interview with Tim and Greg Hildebrandt.