Definition of couvert in English:

couvert

noun

  • another term for cover
    • ‘When you dine, be sure to waive off the couvert when it arrives.’
    • ‘'Course by the time you put the couvert on, the water, one of the less expensive bottles of wine, it was a lot, lot more than that.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: French, past participle (used as a noun) of couvrir to cover.

Pronunciation:

couvert

/kuːˈvɛː/