Ceci asked in 社會及文化語言 · 1 decade ago

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Can anybody tell me what is the difference between a dove and a pigeon? Thank you for your assistance. Your answer in Chinese please if possible!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1) dictionary.sina.com.hk/p/word/dove

    - Dove 鴿 (一般指小野鴿) , 而家鴿通常稱 pigeon 

    2) answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=1006040206314

    - Pigeon and dove are of the same family, but different species.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dove

    http://www.proz.com/topic/28738

    3)www.birdhobbyist.com/articles/BirdHobbyist/Species/DovesPigeons.html

    - The difference between doves and pigeons is mostly size. Doves are generally sleeker and smaller with pointed tails, while pigeons are larger and stockier with rounded tails. The common urban pigeon is also known as a "Rock Dove." The popular white dove releases at various celebrations are billed as "dove" releases, but ethical companies always use white homing pigeons, as they return home.

    4)www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=pigeon

    - any of a widely distributed family (Columbidae, order Columbiformes) of birds with a stout body, rather short legs, and smooth and compact plumage; especially : a member of any of numerous varieties of the rock dove that exist in domestication and in the feral state in cities and towns throughout most of the world

    綜合以上的資料,dove和pigeon 係同類但不同品種。一般來講, dove 的體形較 pigeon 為細小。家鴿通常稱 pigeon。

  • 1 decade ago

    pigeon

    n.

    1.

    鴿子[C]

    A pigeon was cooing up in one of the elms.

    一隻鴿子在榆樹上咕咕地叫。

    2.

    (食用的)鴿肉[U]

    3.

    (作為射擊目標的)土鴿飛靶[C]

    4.

    【俚】傻瓜;易受騙的人[C]

    He was a pigeon, a victim of a confidence game.

    他上當受騙了。

    vt.

    1.

    (尤指賭博時)詐騙

    dove

    n.[C]

    1.

    鴿(常被視為和平的象徵)

    2.

    【口】溫和派人士,鴿派人士

    3.

    純潔的人;溫和可愛的人

    Source(s): Yahoo 聰明筆
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