Definition of Mourning dove

1. Noun. Wild dove of the United States having a mournful call.

Exact synonyms: Zenaidura Macroura
Generic synonyms: Dove
Group relationships: Genus Zenaidura, Zenaidura



Definition of Mourning dove

1. Noun. A grey-coloured dove, ''Zenaida macroura'', that has a mournful call, native to North America ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mourning Dove

mourneth
mournful
mournful widow
mournfull
mournfuller
mournfullest
mournfully
mournfulness
mournfulnesses
mourning
mourning(a)
mourning band
mourning cloak
mourning cloaks
mourning dove (current term)
mourning doves
mourning ring
mourningly
mournings
mournival
mournivals
mourns
mous
mousable
mousaka
mousakas
mousambi
mousambis
mouse

Literary usage of Mourning dove

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1. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"mourning dove. Zenaidura macroura. Range.—North America from New England, Manitoba and British Columbia, southward. Now that the Passenger Pigeon has ..."

2. A History of the Game Birds, Wild-fowl and Shore Birds of Massachusetts and by Edward Howe Forbush, Willey Ingraham Beecroft, Herbert Keightley Job, Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture (1912)
"Lower figure, eggs of mourning dove, commonly mistaken for those of Passenger Pigeon. (Photograph by Prof. CF Hodge.) PLATE XIX. ..."

3. Canada and the Canadians, in 1846 by Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1846)
"... glorious, and immortal Memory — Moncey — The German Flats—Tecumseh— Moravian settlement—Thamesville—The mourning dove — The War, the War — Might against ..."

4. The Birds of Ohio: A Complete Scientific and Popular Description of the 320 by William Leon Dawson, Lynds Jones (1902)
"... calling notes of the male mourning dove have indeed a pensive sadness about them which brings the bereaved soul face to face with its own grief again, ..."

5. Birds of California: An Introduction to More Than Three Hundred Common Birds by Irene Grosvenor Wheelock (1903)
"mourning dove.—Zenaidura macroura carolinensis. ... FOR a land bird, the Mourning Dove is strikingly fond of the water and usually tries to build within ..."

6. The Dawn in Britain by Charles Montagu Doughty (1906)
"There made she soft complaint, as mourning dove; Till time twain other fowl, with eager cries, Came to her flying, souls of like aspect! ..."

7. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"mourning dove. Zenaidura macroura. Range.—North America from New England, Manitoba and British Columbia, southward. Now that the Passenger Pigeon has ..."

8. A History of the Game Birds, Wild-fowl and Shore Birds of Massachusetts and by Edward Howe Forbush, Willey Ingraham Beecroft, Herbert Keightley Job, Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture (1912)
"Lower figure, eggs of mourning dove, commonly mistaken for those of Passenger Pigeon. (Photograph by Prof. CF Hodge.) PLATE XIX. ..."

9. Canada and the Canadians, in 1846 by Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1846)
"... glorious, and immortal Memory — Moncey — The German Flats—Tecumseh— Moravian settlement—Thamesville—The mourning dove — The War, the War — Might against ..."

10. The Birds of Ohio: A Complete Scientific and Popular Description of the 320 by William Leon Dawson, Lynds Jones (1902)
"... calling notes of the male mourning dove have indeed a pensive sadness about them which brings the bereaved soul face to face with its own grief again, ..."

11. Birds of California: An Introduction to More Than Three Hundred Common Birds by Irene Grosvenor Wheelock (1903)
"mourning dove.—Zenaidura macroura carolinensis. ... FOR a land bird, the Mourning Dove is strikingly fond of the water and usually tries to build within ..."

12. The Dawn in Britain by Charles Montagu Doughty (1906)
"There made she soft complaint, as mourning dove; Till time twain other fowl, with eager cries, Came to her flying, souls of like aspect! ..."

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