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  1. dove

    • IPA[dʌv]

    英式

    • n.
      a stocky bird with a small head, short legs, and a cooing voice, feeding on seeds or fruit. Doves are generally smaller and more delicate than pigeons, but many kinds have been given both names.;a person who advocates peaceful or conciliatory policies, especially in foreign affairs
    • noun: dove, plural noun: doves

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a stocky bird with a small head, short legs, and a cooing voice, feeding on seeds or fruit. Doves are generally smaller and more delicate than pigeons, but many kinds have been given both names.
    • 2. a person who advocates peaceful or conciliatory policies, especially in foreign affairs he was the cabinet's leading dove, the only minister to advocate peace talks
    • 3. (in Christian art and poetry) the Holy Spirit (as represented in John 1:32).