hatchery


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hatch·er·y

 (hăch′ə-rē)
n. pl. hatch·er·ies
A place where eggs, especially those of fish or poultry, are hatched.

hatchery

(ˈhætʃərɪ)
n, pl -eries
(Agriculture) a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions

hatch•er•y

(ˈhætʃ ə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
a place for hatching eggs of hens, fish, etc.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hatchery - a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions (especially fish eggs)hatchery - a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions (especially fish eggs); "the park authorities operated a trout hatchery"
place, property - any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
Translations

hatchery

[ˈhætʃərɪ] Ncriadero m, vivero m

hatchery

[ˈhætʃəri] ncouvoir m

hatchery

nBrutplatz mor -stätte f
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