What is Dove?

Legal Definition
The name of a well known bird.

2. Doves are animals ferae naturae, and not the subject of larceny, unless they are in the owner's custody; as, for example, in a dove-house, or when in the nest before they can fly. 9 Pick. 15. See Whelp.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Doves are animals ferae natures, and not the subject of larceny uniess they are in the owner's custody; as, for example, in a dove-house or when in the nest before they can fly. Com. v. Chace, 9 Pick. (Mass.) 15, 19 Am. Dec. 348; Ruckman v. Outwater, 28 N. J. Law, 581.
-- Black's Law Dictionary