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The coverts of a bird.
- ‘The massive and gaudy tail feathers of the Peacock are the tetrices or coverts, the retrices are brown and relatively short and are used to support the fan.’
- ‘Feathers which cover and help mould the shape of the bird are called tetrices.’
Late 19th century: modern Latin, from Latin tect- ‘covered’, from the verb tegere.
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