Dove, or turtle-dove means in the bible: It is very common in Palestine. First mentioned in Gen.8:8-12. A pair of doves, or two pigeons was allowed to substitute for the lamb or child in certain offerings in Lev. It was the Nazarite’s Num offering. 6:10. Song 2:22 and Jer. Its migratory activities are discussed in Song 2:12 and Jer. 8:7 its migratory habits are mentioned; in Ps. 10:16 is a sign of innocuousness. Also see: Turtle sign, Dove.
(in Bible Dictionary)