Meaning of “dovecote” in the English Dictionary

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"dovecote" in British English

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dovecotenoun [ C ]

also dovecot uk /ˈdʌv.kəʊt/ us /ˈdʌv.koʊt/

Examples from literature

  • Ah, look! there is the dovecote, cried Isabel. 
  • In the chicken houses and dovecotes, there was not a single bird left. 
  • Note the ancient barn and dovecote. 
  • She had told him of a hedge of yew-trees, and a white dovecote almost at the water's edge. 
  • The circular dovecote belonging to monastic times is carefully preserved. 

(Definition of “dovecote” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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