dovecote

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdʌvkəʊt/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(duvkōt′)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dove•cote  (duvkōt′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a structure, usually at a height above the ground, for housing domestic pigeons.
  2. 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.
Also,  dove•cot  (duvkōt′),USA pronunciation 
  • 1375–1425; late Middle English; see dove1, cote

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
dovecote /ˈdʌvˌkəʊt/, dovecot /ˈdʌvˌkɒt/ n
  1. 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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