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Meaning of COVEY

Pronunciation:  'kuvee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small flock of grouse or partridge
  2. [n]  a small collection of people

COVEY is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: assemblage, flock, gathering, grouse, partridge



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cov"ey\ (k?v"?), n. [OF. cov?e, F. couv?e, fr. cover, F.
    couver, to sit or brood on, fr. L. cubare to lie down; cf. E.
    incubate. See {Cubit}, and cf. {Cove} to brood.]
    1. A brood or hatch of birds; an old bird with her brood of
       young; hence, a small flock or number of birds together;
       -- said of game; as, a covey of partridges. --Darwin.
    2. A company; a bevy; as, a covey of girls. --Addison.
  2. \Cov"ey\, v. i.
    To brood; to incubate. [Obs.]
          [Tortoises] covey a whole year before they hatch.
  3. \Cov"ey\, n.
    A pantry. [Prov. Eng.] --Parker.
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