covey

[ kuhv-ee ]
/ ˈkʌv i /

noun, plural cov·eys.

a brood or small flock of partridges or similar birds.
a group, set, or company.

Origin of covey

1400–50; Middle English, variant of covee < Anglo-French, Old French, noun use of feminine of past participle of cover to hatch < Latin cubāre to lie down; cf. couvade, concubine
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covey

/ (ˈkʌvɪ) /

noun

a small flock of grouse or partridge
a small group, as of people

Word Origin for covey

C14: from Old French covee, from cover to sit on, hatch; see couvade
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