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[awr-inj-ree, or-] /ˈɔr ɪndʒ ri, ˈɒr-/
noun, plural orangeries.
a warm place, as a greenhouse, in which orange trees are cultivated in cool climates.
Origin of orangery
1655-65; < French orangerie, equivalent to orang(er) orange tree (derivative of orange orange) + -erie -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There is a grand conservatory, containing a palm-house and orangery.

  • He had even his own entrance through a small door in one corner of the orangery.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • The orangery, which was at the other end, led by a covered way to the outhouses of the chateau.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • Make a wide circuit to the orangery and have a glib excuse if you are met.

    The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
  • Yes, you really ought to see the orangery and the Elizabethan garden, Mr. Blair.

    Lyre and Lancet F. Anstey
  • The sculptor tells how he saved her from the bedlam horrors of the orangery.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • He took from his room the bouquet holder and hastened to the orangery to the gardener.

    The Precipice Ivan Goncharov
  • Archie, crestfallen, sneaked out of the orangery on her errand.

    Clark's Field Robert Herrick
  • "Take me into the orangery; I want to speak to you," said Violet, laying her hand on his sleeve.

    A Traitor's Wooing Headon Hill
  • They have saved enough by us for their coffee at the orangery.

    The March Family Trilogy, Complete William Dean Howells
British Dictionary definitions for orangery


/ˈɒrɪndʒərɪ; -dʒrɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
a building, such as a greenhouse, in which orange trees are grown
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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