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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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