noun, plural cov·eys.
Origin of covey
Examples from the Web for covey
As long as any of the covey remain unsprung, you ought not to pick up one dead bird, though you should have a dozen on the ground.Dog Breaking|William Nelson Hutchinson
"Don't be ridiculous, John," said Cecilia, cooing like a covey (or whatever it is) of doves.
She will hatch a covey of from eighteen to twenty-two young birds from each setting.
One young maid would be decidedly more congenial to her than a covey of old ones.Furze the Cruel|John Trevena
Presently the boatman stopped and pointed, like a dog flushing a covey of partridges.The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Word Origin for covey
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).