fernery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1840 1. a place or stand where ferns grow 2. a collection of growing ferns

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  • Fernery — Fern er*y, n. A place for rearing ferns. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fernery — [fʉrn′ər ē] n. pl. ferneries 1. a place where ferns are grown 2. a collection of growing ferns …   English World dictionary

  • Fernery — A fernery is a specialized garden for the cultivation and display of ferns.In many countries ferneries are indoors or at least sheltered or kept in a shadehouse to provide a moist environment and filtered light …   Wikipedia

  • fernery — fern ► NOUN (pl. same or ferns) ▪ a flowerless plant which has feathery or leafy fronds and reproduces by spores released from the undersides of the fronds. DERIVATIVES fernery noun (pl. ferneries) ferny adjective. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • fernery — /ferr neuh ree/, n., pl. ferneries. 1. a collection of ferns in a garden or a potted display. 2. a place or a glass case in which ferns are grown for ornament. [1830 40; FERN + ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • fernery — noun A specialized garden for the cultivation and display of ferns …   Wiktionary

  • fernery — n. collection of ferns, garden of ferns; place or thing in which ferns grow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fernery — fern·ery …   English syllables

  • fernery — fern•er•y [[t]ˈfɜr nə ri[/t]] n. pl. er•ies 1) bot a collection of living ferns 2) bot a place where ferns are grown • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • fernery — /ˈfɜnəri/ (say fernuhree) noun (plural ferneries) a place or a glass case in which ferns are grown for ornament …   Australian English dictionary

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