mourning dove

noun
a dove, Zenaidura macroura, of North America, noted for its plaintive cooing.

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism

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mourning dove
 
n
a brown North American dove, Zenaidura macroura, with a plaintive song

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Example sentences
Down in the hollow was the mourning dove-it was not too late for him.
Because of human modification to original vegetated habitats, mourning dove populations have fluctuated over the years.
From a biological standpoint, hunting has no measurable impact on mourning dove populations.
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