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culver

[kuhl-ver] /ˈkʌl vər/
noun, British Dialect
1.
a dove or pigeon.
Origin of culver
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English culfer, culfre < Vulgar Latin *columbra, for Latin columbula, equivalent to columb(a) dove + -ula -ule
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culver

/ˈkʌlvə/
noun
1.
an archaic or poetic name for pigeon1 , dove1
Word Origin
Old English culfre, from Latin columbula a little dove, from columba dove
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