One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A dove or pigeon with a ring-shaped mark around the neck.
(British)the wood pigeon the wood pigeon
a captive or feral African collared dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea, family Columbidae)
- ‘The ringdove, or wood pigeon, is one of the species that are actually endangered because of hunting.’
- ‘He spied a Ringdove among the branches of an oak.’
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