|n.||1.||(Zool.) A pigeon of the genus Columba and various related genera. The species are numerous.|
|2.||A word of endearment for one regarded as pure and gentle.|
|3.||a person advocating peace, compromise or conciliation rather than war or conflict. Opposite of |
|Noun||1.||dove - any of numerous small pigeons|
|2.||dove - someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations|
|3.||Dove - a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Caelum|
|4.||dove - flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled|
|5.||dove - an emblem of peace|
DOVE. The name of a well known bird.
2. Doves are animals ferae naturae, and not the subject of larceny, unless they are in the owner's custody; as, for example, in a dove-house, or when in the nest before they can fly. 9 Pick. 15. See Whelp.