wing covert


noun Ornithology.

any of the feathers concealing the bases of a bird's wing feathers.

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Origin of wing covert

First recorded in 1805–15
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British Dictionary definitions for wing covert

wing covert

noun

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