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wing covert

noun, Ornithology.
1.
any of the feathers concealing the bases of a bird's wing feathers.
Origin of wing covert
1805-1815
First recorded in 1805-15
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British Dictionary definitions for wing covert

wing covert

noun
1.
any of the covert feathers of the wing of a bird, occurring in distinct rows
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