[awr-inj-ree, or-]

noun, plural or·ange·ries.

a warm place, as a greenhouse, in which orange trees are cultivated in cool climates.

Origin of orangery

1655–65; < French orangerie, equivalent to orang(er) orange tree (derivative of orange orange) + -erie -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for orangery

orchard, stand, timberland

Examples from the Web for orangery

Historical Examples of orangery

  • There is a grand conservatory, containing a palm-house and orangery.

  • He had even his own entrance through a small door in one corner of the orangery.

    A Set of Six

    Joseph Conrad

  • The orangery, which was at the other end, led by a covered way to the outhouses of the chateau.

    Madame Bovary

    Gustave Flaubert

  • Make a wide circuit to the orangery and have a glib excuse if you are met.

    The Mercenary

    W. J. Eccott

  • Yes, you really ought to see the orangery and the Elizabethan garden, Mr. Blair.

British Dictionary definitions for orangery


noun plural -eries

a building, such as a greenhouse, in which orange trees are grown
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012