insectary
noun (plural -ries) Date: 1888 a place for the keeping or rearing of living insects

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  • Insectary — In sec*ta*ry, n. A place for keeping living insects. {In sec*ta ri*um}, n. [L.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • insectary — /in sek ter ee/, n., pl. insectaries. a laboratory for the study of live insects, their life histories, effects on plants, reaction to insecticides, etc. [1885 90; var. of INSECTARIUM; see ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • insectary — noun A place for keeping living insects …   Wiktionary

  • insectary — in·sec·tary …   English syllables

  • insectary — in•sec•tar•y [[t]ˈɪn sɛkˌtɛr i[/t]] n. pl. tar•ies ent insectarium • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • insectary — /ɪnˈsɛktəri/ (say in sektuhree) noun (plural insectaries) a laboratory for the study of live insects, their life histories, effects on plants, reaction to insecticides, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • insectary — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Insectary plants — is a term used by the organics farming movement to describe plants that attract insects. As such, beneficial insectary plants are intentionally introduced into an ecosystem to increase pollen resources and nectar resources required by the natural …   Wikipedia

  • University of California, Riverside Insectary and Quarantine Facilities — The UCR Insectary and Quarantine Facilities are where foreign insect and mite predators and parasites are confined and screened before propagation and release in California and the United States. This complex of facilities was first established… …   Wikipedia

  • Insectarium — Insectary In sec*ta*ry, n. A place for keeping living insects. {In sec*ta ri*um}, n. [L.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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