Definition of Family Columbidae
1. Noun. Doves and pigeons.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Columbiformes, Order Columbiformes
Member holonyms: Pigeon, Columba, Genus Columba, Genus Streptopelia, Streptopelia, Genus Stictopelia, Stictopelia, Genus Zenaidura, Zenaidura, Ectopistes, Genus Ectopistes
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Columbidae
Literary usage of Family Columbidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Bird Book: Illustrating in Natural Colors More Than Seven Hundred North by Chester Albert Reed (1914)
"COLUMB^E Family COLUMBIDAE Pigeons and doves are distributed throughout nearly every temperate and tropical country on the ..."
2. History of Saginaw County, Michigan by Michael A. Leeson, Damon Clarke (1881)
"family Columbidae includes the wild pigeon and Carolina dove. The latter resides here during the greater portion of the year. The pigeon is thoroughly ..."