hatchery

[ hach-uh-ree ]
/ ˈhætʃ ə ri /

noun, plural hatch·er·ies.

a place for hatching eggs of hens, fish, etc., especially a large, commercial or government site where the young are hatched, cared for, and sold or distributed.

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Origin of hatchery

First recorded in 1875–80; hatch1 + -ery
Related formssub·hatch·er·y, noun, plural sub·hatch·er·ies.
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British Dictionary definitions for hatchery

hatchery

/ (ˈhætʃərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions
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Word Origin and History for hatchery

hatchery


n.

1880, from hatch (v.1) + -ery.

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