Definition of covert noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

BrE BrE//ˈkʌvət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌvərt//
 
an area of thick low bushes and trees where animals can hide
Word Origin Middle English (in the general senses ‘covered’ and ‘a cover’): from Old French, ‘covered’, past participle of covrir, from Latin cooperire, from co- (expressing intensive force) + operire ‘to cover’.
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