A bevy of quail.
The definition of a bevy is a group, especially a group of young women or quail.
An example of a bevy is a group of ten quail crossing the road.
- a group, esp. of girls or women
- a flock: now said chiefly of quail
- any group or collection
Origin of bevyMiddle English bevey ; from Anglo-French bevée ; from OFr, a drinking bout ; from bevre: see beverage
- A group of birds, especially quail.
- A group or assemblage: a bevy of beauties.
Origin of bevyMiddle English, from Anglo-Norman bevee.
Middle English bevey, of uncertain origin, possibly Anglo-Norman.