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.
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- n. The covert of a bird's wing
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any one feather of those composing the tectrices.
Latin tēctrīx, feminine of tēctor, plasterer, from tēctus, past participle of tegere, to cover.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)