Associations to the word «Dove»

Pictures for the word «Dove»


DOVE, noun. A pigeon, especially one smaller in size; a bird (often arbitrarily called either a pigeon or a dove or both) of more than 300 species of the family Columbidae.
DOVE, noun. (politics) A person favouring conciliation and negotiation rather than conflict (as opposed to hawk).
DOVE, noun. Term of endearment for one regarded as pure and gentle.
DOVE, verb. (chiefly North America and English dialect) Strong-declension simple past tense of dive
DOVE, verb. (non-standard) past participle of dive
DOVE, proper noun. Constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Caelum and Puppis
DOVE GREY, noun. A medium grey colour with a slight tint of pink or blue, like that of a dove.
DOVE GREY, adjective. Of a medium grey colour with a slight tint of pink or blue, like that of a dove.
DOVE PLANT, noun. A Central American orchid (Peristeria elata), having a flower stem five or six feet high, with numerous globose white fragrant flowers. The column in the centre of the flower resembles a dove.
DOVE PLANTS, noun. Plural of dove plant
DOVE PRISM, noun. A kind of reflective prism used to invert an image.
DOVE PRISMS, noun. Plural of Dove prism
DOVE TREE, noun. A Chinese tree grown ornamentally for the large white bracts around the flowers, which are said to resemble dove wings or handkerchiefs, Davidia involucrata.
DOVE TREES, noun. Plural of dove tree

Dictionary definition

DOVE, noun. Any of numerous small pigeons.
DOVE, noun. Someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations.
DOVE, noun. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Caelum.
DOVE, noun. Flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled.
DOVE, noun. An emblem of peace.

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