dovecote

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English[edit]

A dovecote (1) with birds

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of dove +‎ cote.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdʌv.kɒt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdʌv.kɑt/
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Noun[edit]

dovecote (plural dovecotes)

  1. A small house or box, raised to a considerable height above the ground, and having compartments, in which domestic pigeons breed; a dove house.
    Synonyms: columbarium, (Scotland) doocot, dovehouse
  2. (historical) In medieval Europe, a round or square structure of stone or wood, free-standing or built into a tower, in which pigeons were kept.

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