Definitions starting with G

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ground dove

[Car.; OED 1792→; from its habit of feeding on the ground] n. a small dove, Columbigallina passerina: 1731 (Catesby 26). 1910 Called "Ground Dove" and "Tobacco Dove" by the natives (Northrop 61). cf. MR. GRUNDUV (Gen.)

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Last update: 2011-05-20 15:24
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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