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Meaning of BEVY

Pronunciation:  'bevee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a flock of quail
  2. [n]  a group of girls or young women

BEVY is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: assemblage, flock, gathering, quail



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bev"y\, n.; pl. {Bevies}. [Perhaps orig. a drinking
company, fr. OF. bev['e]e (cf. It. beva) a drink, beverage;
then, perh., a company in general, esp. of ladies; and last
applied by sportsmen to larks, quails, etc. See {Beverage}.]
1. A company; an assembly or collection of persons,
   especially of ladies.

         What a bevy of beaten slaves have we here ! --Beau.
                                               & Fl.

2. A flock of birds, especially quails or larks; also, a herd
   of roes.

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