noun, plural fern·er·ies.

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
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Examples from the Web for fernery

Historical Examples of fernery

  • 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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for fernery


noun plural -eries

a place where ferns are grown
a collection of ferns grown in such a place
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