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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A group of quails or partridges.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A group of quails or partridges. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A young fellow.

Usage examples (35)
  • The dog roused the covey of quail while searching for the ball in the bushes.
  • I suppose this is what they call a covey in these parts.
  • II found a covey, and Larsen flushed them and shot.
  • In attendance around her, a covey of supple young gangsters. for more
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  • ''covey" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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