dovecote

[duhv-koht]
noun
1.
a structure, usually at a height above the ground, for housing domestic pigeons.
Idioms
2.
flutter the dovecotes, to cause a stir in a quiet or conservative institution or group: The flamboyant manner of the tourists fluttered the dovecotes of the sleepy New England town.
Also, dovecot [duhv-kot] .


Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English; see dove1, cote

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dovecote or dovecot (ˈdʌvˌkəʊt, ˈdʌvˌkɒt)
 
n
a structure for housing pigeons, often raised on a pole or set on a wall, containing compartments for the birds to roost and lay eggs
 
dovecot or dovecot
 
n

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dovecote
early 15c., from dove (n.) + cote.
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Example sentences
They live with his parrots and pigeons in a dovecote.
Outside is a dovecote, which supplied eggs and meat for winter.
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