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[swon-uh-ree] /ˈswɒn ə ri/
noun, plural swanneries.
a place where swans are raised.
Origin of swannery
First recorded in 1560-70; swan1 + -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I had heard so much about the swannery that it had but little interest for me.

    Afoot in England W.H. Hudson
  • Some pedigree Herefords for his ‘home farm’ was another commission, and a dozen and a half swans for a swannery.

British Dictionary definitions for swannery


noun (pl) -neries
a place where swans are kept and bred
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