This section is from the book "The Home Cyclopedia Of General Information", by Charles Morris. Also available from Amazon: Home Cyclopedia of Necessary Knowledge.
[AS.] A bird of the genus Columba. It is the same as the pigeon, there being no distinction in the terms. The European turtle-dove has a sweet plaintive note ; the ring-dove is the largest; the sea-dove is the little auk.
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