rookery

[ roo k-uh-ree ]
/ ˈrʊk ə ri /

noun, plural rook·er·ies.

a breeding place or colony of gregarious birds or animals, as penguins and seals.
a colony of rooks.
a place where rooks congregate to breed.
a crowded tenement house.

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Origin of rookery

First recorded in 1715–25; rook1 + -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for rookery

rookery
/ (ˈrʊkərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

a group of nesting rooks
a clump of trees containing rooks' nests
  1. a breeding ground or communal living area of certain other species of gregarious birds or mammals, esp penguins or seals
  2. a colony of any such creatures
archaic an overcrowded slum tenement building or area of housing
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Scientific definitions for rookery

rookery
[ rukə-rē ]

A place where certain birds or animals, such as crows, penguins, and seals, gather to breed.
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