[kuhv-uh nt, kov-]
- a district in central London, England, formerly a vegetable and flower market.
- a theater in this district, first built 1731–32, important in English theatrical history: home of the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet.
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Examples from the Web for covent garden
Covent-garden Market, when it was market morning, was wonderful company.The Uncommercial Traveller
They started with a light truck for Covent-garden at four in the morning, and would have from 4s.Gipsy Life
So poor Butler was buried in Covent-Garden, privately but decently.
Why, this morning, as soon as the ten o'clock office in Covent-garden is open.Thomas Otway
Upper Wellington-street, Covent-garden, London, at the rate of 3d.
- a district of central London: famous for its former fruit, vegetable, and flower market, now a shopping precinct
- the Royal Opera House (built 1858) in Covent Garden
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