Stockdove

Stock"dove`

(?), n. (Zol.) A common European wild pigeon (Columba nas), so called because at one time believed to be the stock of the domestic pigeon, or, according to some, from its breeding in the stocks, or trunks, of trees.
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The name is applied, also, to other related species, as the Indian stockdove (Palumbna Eversmanni).
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