swannery
noun (plural -neries) Date: 1701 a place where swans are bred or kept

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  • Swannery — Swan ner*y, n. A place where swans are bred. The largest swannery in England. Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swannery — [swän′ər ē, swôn′ər ē] n. pl. swanneries a place where swans are kept or bred …   English World dictionary

  • swannery — /swon euh ree/, n., pl. swanneries. a place where swans are raised. [1560 70; SWAN1 + ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • swannery — noun A place where swans are bred …   Wiktionary

  • swannery — noun (plural swanneries) Brit. a place where swans are kept or bred …   English new terms dictionary

  • swannery — swan·nery …   English syllables

  • swannery — swan•ner•y [[t]ˈswɒn ə ri[/t]] n. pl. ner•ies a place where swans are raised • Etymology: 1560–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • swannery — /ˈswɒnəri/ (say swonuhree) noun (plural swanneries) a place where swans are kept and reared. {swan + n + ery} …   Australian English dictionary

  • swannery — n. (pl. ies) a place where swans are bred …   Useful english dictionary

  • Abbotsbury Swannery — is the only managed colony of nesting mute swans in the world. It is situated near the village of Abbotsbury in Dorset, England, convert|14|km|0 west of Weymouth on a convert|1|ha|acre|0|adj=on site around the Fleet lagoon protected from the… …   Wikipedia

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