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covey

a small flock of grouse or partridge
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covey

[′kəv·ē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A brood of birds.
A small flock of birds of one kind, used typically of partridge and quail.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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