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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 ?
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.
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. You'd laugh to see Meg head the table and try to be motherish.
Cowley (in the year 1684) says that the "Turtledoves were so tame, that they would often alight on our hats and arms, so as that we could take them alive, they not fearing man, until such time as some of our company did fire at them, whereby they were rendered more shy." Dampier also, in the same year, says that a man in a morning's walk might kill six or seven dozen of these doves.
Carroll, Rick Sternbach, Steven Barnes, Harry Turtledove, Tananarive Due, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff and Tim Powers.
It was only during the time of Petar II Petrovic Njegos that a new printing press was purchased in 1833, and after two years in the period from 1835 to 1839, the yearbook Grlica (Turtledove) started to be published, with texts from literature, discussions on the history of Montenegro, and various geographical and statistical (Miljanic, 2001:26).
Tucked away in the corner of the grounds is a very special little building called Turtledove Hideaway.
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
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.
There is also Henry Turtledove's alternate history novel Ruled Britannia (2002), which depicts an England that was defeated by the Spanish Armada and where Spanish and English writers are presented.
European Turtledove (Streptopelia turtur) inhabits wooded shrubland matrix with irrigated fruit, but it avoids dense shrubland due to a lack of adequate food resources.
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.
The initial shortlist of 60 birds drew inspiration from British literature and ballads - such as turtledove, nightingale and skylark.