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mourning dove

noun
1.
a dove, Zenaidura macroura, of North America, noted for its plaintive cooing.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism
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mourning dove

noun
1.
a brown North American dove, Zenaidura macroura, with a plaintive song
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