Covert



[adjective koh-vert, kuhv-ert; noun kuhv-ert, koh-vert] /adjective ˈkoʊ vərt, ˈkʌv ərt; noun ˈkʌv ərt, ˈkoʊ vərt/

adjective
1.
concealed; secret; disguised.
2.
covered; sheltered.
3.
Law. (of a wife) under the protection of one’s husband.
noun
4.
a covering; cover.
5.
a shelter or hiding place.
6.
concealment or disguise.
7.
Hunting. a thicket giving shelter to wild animals or game.
8.
Also called tectrix. Ornithology. one of the small feathers that cover the bases of the large feathers of the wings and tail.
9.
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/ˈkʌvət/
adjective
1.
concealed or secret: covert jealousy
2.
(law) Compare feme covert, discovert
noun
3.
a shelter or disguise
4.
a thicket or woodland providing shelter for game
5.
short for covert cloth
6.
(ornithol) any of the small feathers on the wings and tail of a bird that surround the bases of the larger feathers
7.
a flock of coots
adj.

c.1300, from Old French covert “hidden, obscure, underhanded,” literally “covered,” past participle of covrir “to cover” (see cover). Related: Covertly.

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