-ery
noun suffix (plural -eries) Etymology: Middle English -erie, from Anglo-French, from -ier -er + -ie -y 1. qualities collectively ; character ; -ness <
snobbery
>
2. art ; practice <
quackery
>
<
trickery
>
3. place of doing, keeping, producing, or selling (the thing specified) <
fishery
>
<
bakery
>
<
eatery
>
4. collection ; aggregate <
finery
>
<
greenery
>
5. state or condition <
slavery
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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