The definition of a cote is a small shelter where birds or small animals are kept.(noun)
An example of a cote is a dove cote, a small building where doves live.
See cote in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME, cot
See cote in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English.
transitive verb cot·ed, cot·ing, cotes
Origin: Probably from French côtoyer, to skirt
Origin: , from côté, side
Origin: , from Old French coste, rib; see costrel.
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