One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of several doves of the genus Streptopelia; (now especially) (US) the domesticated ring-neck or Barbary dove, ‘S. risoria’.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Macgillivray (1796–1852), ornithologist and natural historian.
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