dovecote

dovecote
/duv"koht'/, n.
1. a structure, usually at a height above the ground, for housing domestic pigeons.
2. flutter the dovecotes, to cause a stir in a quiet or conservative institution or group: The flamboyant manner of the tourists fluttered the dovecotes of the sleepy New England town.
Also, dovecot /duv"kot/.
[1375-1425; late ME; see DOVE1, COTE]

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