- a place where a colony of herons breeds.
Origin of heronry
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Examples from the Web for heronry
After this the pair re-entered the gig, and drove back toward the Heronry.Syd Belton
George Manville Fenn
There is a heronry in the wood, and pigeons build in the larches.
The herons have just returned to the heronry after an absence of many months.
There is still a heronry at Dawyck, but not, I think, in an "Orch-yard."Highways and Byways in The Border
But I declare I feel hurt that you should have been at the Heronry and not paid us a visit.Hester, Volume 3 (of 3)
- a colony of breeding herons
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