Stockdove
Stockdove 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. [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is applied, also, to other related species, as the Indian stockdove ({Palumb[ae]na Eversmanni}). [1913 Webster]


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  • Palumbaena Eversmanni — Stockdove 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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