heronry


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her·on·ry

 (hĕr′ən-rē)
n. pl. her·on·ries
A place where herons nest and breed.

heronry

(ˈhɛrənrɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Zoology) a colony of breeding herons

her•on•ry

(ˈhɛr ən ri)

n., pl. -ries.
a place where a colony of herons breeds.
[1610–20]

heronry

the breeding place of a colony of herons.
See also: Birds
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heronry - a breeding ground for herons; a heron rookery
rookery - a breeding ground for gregarious birds (such as rooks)
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