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Differentiating Between Dove And Pigeon In Chinese

鸽子 is used interchangeably for both dove and pigeon. How to differentiate between the both of them in Chinese? Even 白鸽 which I would totally imagine would mean dove, both ABC and KEY just define it ...
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Why did China opt for 星期 over 曜日?

Korea and Japan seem to have a week system that looks like this: Monday 月曜日 Tuesday 火曜日 Wednesday 水曜日 Thursday 木曜日 Friday 金曜日 Saturday 土曜日 Sunday 日曜日 China apparently ...
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How to express words variants in Chinese?

Variant characters are often called 异体字. How about words? E.g.: 歺厅 is a variant of 餐厅 歺厅: 餐厅的异体词? 餐厅的变体? [Specifically looking for XX的XX, i.e.: 餐厅的XX]