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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of the coverts of a bird's wing. Often used in the plural.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The covert of a bird's wing

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any one feather of those composing the tectrices.

Etymologies

Latin tēctrīx, feminine of tēctor, plasterer, from tēctus, past participle of tegere, to cover.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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