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dovecote (plural dovecotes)
- A small house or box, raised to a considerable height above the ground, and having compartments, in which domestic pigeons breed; a dove house.
- In medieval Europe, a round or square structure of stone or wood, free-standing or built into a tower, in which pigeons were kept.
- 2003, Peter Ackroyd, The Clerkenwell Tales, 2003, p2.
- she could see the malt-house with its dovecote
house or box in which domestic pigeons breed