- 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
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dove•cote (duv′kōt′),USA pronunciation n.
- a structure, usually at a height above the ground, for housing domestic pigeons.
- Idiomsflutter 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.
- 1375–1425; late Middle English; see dove1, cote
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dovecote /ˈdʌvˌkəʊt/, dovecot /ˈdʌvˌkɒt/ n
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