dovecot


noun

  1. a structure, usually at a height above the ground, for housing domestic pigeons.
Idioms
  1. 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.

noun

  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
n.

early 15c., from dove (n.) + cote.

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