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col·um·bar·i·um

 (kŏl′əm-bâr′ē-əm) also col·um·bar·y (kŏl′əm-bĕr′ē)
n. pl. col·um·bar·i·a (-ē-ə) also col·um·bar·ies
1.
a. A vault with niches for urns containing ashes of the dead.
b. One of the niches in such a vault.
2.
a. A dovecote.
b. A pigeonhole in a dovecote.

[Latin columbārium, sepulchre for urns, dovecote, from columba, dove.]

columbary

(ˈkɒləmbərɪ)
n
(Architecture) archaic a dovecote

columbary

a structure for keeping doves or pigeons; a dovecote or pigeon loft. Also columbarium.
See also: Birds
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.columbary - a birdhouse for pigeonscolumbary - a birdhouse for pigeons    
birdhouse - a shelter for birds
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These can be brought to the gravesite or the columbary on or around Christmas Day.
Sister Eppie Brasil said devotees are also enjoined to witness the blessing of the Eight Women Mystics at the Columbary Pahuwayan.