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heronry

[her-uh n-ree]
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noun, plural her·on·ries.
  1. a place where a colony of herons breeds.
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Origin of heronry

First recorded in 1610–20; heron + -ry
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Examples from the Web for heronry

Historical Examples

  • 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."

  • 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)

    Margaret Oliphant


British Dictionary definitions for heronry

heronry

noun plural -ries
  1. a colony of breeding herons
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