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[vahy-nuh-ree] /ˈvaɪ nə ri/
noun, plural vineries.
a place or enclosure in which vines, especially grapevines, are grown.
vines collectively.
Origin of vinery
late Middle English
1375-1425; vine + -ery, replacing late Middle English vinary < Medieval Latin vīnārium, noun use of neuter of Latin vīnārius of wine; see -ary Unabridged
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  • The vinery was of their own designing, and of extraordinary interest.

    The Freelands John Galsworthy
  • He had a pine-house built 68 feet in length and a vinery 140 feet.

  • This temperature can be obtained in any green-house or vinery.

    Parsons on the Rose

    Samuel Browne Parsons
  • Then, by the side of the vinery, is growing a little row of Indian Corn.

    A Year in a Lancashire Garden

    Henry Arthur Bright
  • They grew in the vinery at Rotherwood, and had been the pride of her father and of the head-gardener.

    A Popular Schoolgirl

    Angela Brazil
  • I suppose you have heard that they are building a new peach-house and vinery at Barrock-holme?

    By Right of Purchase Harold Bindloss
  • The next day (Losely having gone in the morning) the tradesman came to be paid for the vinery.

    What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • From this they saw him reach the big wall against which the vinery was built, and there he sat for a few moments motionless.

    Quicksilver George Manville Fenn
  • If he went off to fetch the ladder from the stable-yard, the boy would slide down the top of the vinery and escape.

    Quicksilver George Manville Fenn
  • If there is not sufficient room for all, the oldest or mis-shapen plants may be rejected, or wintered in a pit or vinery.

British Dictionary definitions for vinery


noun (pl) -eries
a hothouse for growing grapes
another name for a vineyard
vines collectively
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