dovecote definition

  • noun:
    • A compartmental construction, frequently raised on a-pole, for housing domesticated pigeons.
    • A small residence or field, raised to a considerable level above the surface, and achieving compartments, where domestic pigeons breed; a dove home.
    • In medieval European countries, a round or square structure of rock or wood, free-standing or constructed into a tower, by which pigeons were held.
    • a birdhouse for pigeons

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