eyrie

or eyr·y

[ air-ee, eer-ee ]
/ ˈɛər i, ˈɪər i /

noun, plural eyr·ies.

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eyrie

aerie

/ (ˈɪərɪ, ˈɛərɪ, ˈaɪərɪ) /

noun

the nest of an eagle or other bird of prey, built in a high inaccessible place
the brood of a bird of prey, esp an eagle
any high isolated position or place

Word Origin for eyrie

C16: from Medieval Latin airea, from Latin ārea open field, hence nest
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