[kuhv-ee] /ˈkʌv i/

noun, plural coveys.
a brood or small flock of partridges or similar birds.
a group, set, or company.
a small flock of grouse or partridge
a small group, as of people

mid-14c., “brood of partridges,” from Middle French covée “brood” (Modern French couvée), from Gallo-Romance *cubata, literally “hatchling,” from past participle stem of Latin cubare “to sit, incubate, hatch” (see incubation).


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