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[fur-nuh-ree] /ˈfɜr nə ri/
noun, plural ferneries.
a collection of ferns in a garden or a potted display.
a place or a glass case in which ferns are grown for ornament.
Origin of fernery
First recorded in 1830-40; fern + -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The fernery was flanked by two other handwoven baskets of sweet-grass.

    Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Up on the lawn above the fernery he could see his old dog Balthasar.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
  • But the fernery has nothing of the charm for me possessed by the large conservatory.

    Intimate China Mrs. Archibald Little
  • Let us now walk through to the end of the fernery and return.

    Solaris Farm

    Milan C. Edson
  • Her maid waited for an hour near the fernery and then came to the Baron's.

    Truxton King George Barr McCutcheon
  • Had a careless servant broken the glass of her fernery again?

    Queen Hildegarde Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • A handsome species for the fernery in the house or out of doors.

    The Fern Lover's Companion George Henry Tilton
  • Wonderful—astonishing; she has made all this fernery since I was here last.

    A Crooked Path Mrs. Alexander
  • Place an old umbrella frame vertically in a fernery and twist smilax around the frame and down each spoke.

    Bright Ideas for Entertaining Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott
  • At the base of the fernery make a bed of violets as large around in circumference as the umbrella.

    Bright Ideas for Entertaining Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott
British Dictionary definitions for fernery


noun (pl) -eries
a place where ferns are grown
a collection of ferns grown in such a place
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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