family Columbidae

noun
doves and pigeons
Syn: ↑Columbidae
Hypernyms: ↑bird family
Member Holonyms: ↑Columbiformes, ↑order Columbiformes
Member Meronyms:

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  • Columbidae — Pigeon and Dove redirect here. For other uses, see Pigeon (disambiguation) and Dove (disambiguation). For pigeon species familiar to people around the world, see Feral Pigeon, Domestic Pigeon, and Rock Pigeon. For English Alternative Rock band,… …   Wikipedia

  • Columbidae — noun doves and pigeons • Syn: ↑family Columbidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Columbiformes, ↑order Columbiformes • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Columbidae —       bird family (order Columbiformes) that comprises the pigeons and the doves. See dove; pigeon. * * * …   Universalium

  • bird family — noun a family of warm blooded egg laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑Struthionidae, ↑family Struthionidae, ↑Casuaridae, ↑family Casuaridae, ↑Apterygidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stock Dove — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) …   Wikipedia

  • Passenger Pigeon — Live Passenger Pigeon in 1898 Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Columbiformes — Temporal range: Early Miocene Recent Spotted Dove Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Raphinae — Raphines Temporal range: Recent Dodo reconstruction reflecting new research at Oxford University Museum of Natural History Conservation status Extinct …   Wikipedia

  • pigeon — pigeon1 /pij euhn/, n. 1. any bird of the family Columbidae, having a compact body and short legs, esp. the larger species with square or rounded tails. Cf. dove1 (def. 1). 2. a domesticated member of this family, as one of the varieties of the… …   Universalium

  • dove — dove1 dovelike, dovish, adj. dovishness, n. /duv/, n. 1. any bird of the family Columbidae, esp. the smaller species with pointed tails. Cf. pigeon (def. 1). 2. a pure white member of this species, used as a symbol of innocence, gentleness,… …   Universalium

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