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English noun: dove

1. dove (animal) any of numerous small pigeons

Broader (hypernym)pigeon

Narrower (hyponym)Australian turtledove, mourning dove, Stictopelia cuneata, turtledove, turtledove, Zenaidura macroura

2. dove (person) someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations


Broader (hypernym)disarmer, pacificist, pacifist

Antonymswar hawk, hawk

3. Dove (object) a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Caelum


Instance hypernymconstellation

4. dove (food) flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled


Broader (hypernym)poultry

Part meronymdomestic pigeon

5. dove (communication) an emblem of peace

Broader (hypernym)allegory, emblem

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