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heronry

[ her-uhn-ree ]

noun

, plural her·on·ries.
  1. a place where a colony of herons breeds.


heronry

/ ˈhɛrənrɪ /

noun

  1. a colony of breeding herons


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Word History and Origins

Origin of heronry1

First recorded in 1610–20; heron + -ry

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Example Sentences

It seems to me also possible that the family derived their name from being the proprietors of the only Heronry in Guernsey.

So intent was Marvel upon the thoughts of the Spalding heronry, that he neglected every thing else.

But the chief attraction is the very large rookery and heronry contained on one of the two large wooded islands.

The heronry is probably very old, as in 1834 it was described as ‘long established and very populous.’

The dogs and falcons were to have been put in requisition, and the heronry and the thick covers around beat for game.

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