Definition of 'turtle dove'
Example sentences containing 'turtle dove'
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
We didn't see any turtle doves.Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Yes, those same turtle doves whose numbers have plummeted so disastrously in this country in recent years.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
It is legal to shoot turtle doves and quail on the island during the three-week spring hunting season.Times, Sunday Times (2014) The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
When the turtle doves return from their migration, there should be ample food for them to get into condition for breeding.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
It is reckoned that across the EU between two and four million turtles doves are slaughtered annually.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Turtle doves are emblems of devoted love, and the haunting song of the solitary bird has long been regarded as a song of mourning.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
About 51 per cent of voters backed the hunters' right to ambush thousands of turtle doves and quail before they can reach their breeding grounds.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
I should have thought that in England turtle doves were a basic human right, but if so we have been deprived of it.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Definition of turtle dove from the Collins English Dictionary