noun (plural -eries) Date: 1880 a place for hatching eggs (as of poultry or fish)

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  • Hatchery — Hatch er*y ( [y^]), n. A house for hatching fish, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hatchery — 1880, from HATCH (Cf. hatch) (v.1) + ERY (Cf. ery) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hatchery — [hach′ər ē] n. pl. hatcheries a place for hatching eggs, esp. those of fish or poultry …   English World dictionary

  • Hatchery — For the third season episode of , see . A hatchery is a facility where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions, especially those of fish or poultry. It may be used for ex situ conservation purposes, i.e. to breed rare or endangered species… …   Wikipedia

  • hatchery — UK [ˈhætʃərɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms hatchery : singular hatchery plural hatcheries a place where fish or chicken eggs are hatched as part of a business …   English dictionary

  • hatchery — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. brooder, incubator, breeding place, fish hatchery …   English dictionary for students

  • hatchery — [[t]hæ̱tʃəri[/t]] hatcheries N COUNT A hatchery is a place where people control the hatching of eggs, especially fish eggs …   English dictionary

  • hatchery — naminių paukščių perinimo ūkis statusas Aprobuotas sritis gyvūnų gerovė apibrėžtis Paukštininkystės ūkis, kuriame perinami kiaušiniai ir kuris tiekia vienadienius paukščiukus. atitikmenys: angl. hatchery vok. Brüterei pranc. couvoir ryšiai:… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • hatchery — a place or establishment for spawning, incubating and hatching fish eggs and for the rearing of young for release into the wild …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hatchery — /hach euh ree/, n., pl. hatcheries. a place for hatching eggs of hens, fish, etc., esp. a large, commercial or government site where the young are hatched, cared for, and sold or distributed. [1875 80; HATCH1 + ERY] * * * …   Universalium

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