Stock"dove`\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A common European wild pigeon (Columba [ae]nas), so called because at one time believed to be the stock of the domestic pigeon, or, according to some, from its breeding in the stocks, or trunks, of trees.

Note: The name is applied, also, to other related species, as the Indian stockdove (Palumb[ae]na Eversmanni).
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