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mourning dove

a dove, Zenaidura macroura, of North America, noted for its plaintive cooing.
Origin of mourning dove
1825-35, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for mourning dove

mourning dove

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