noun ae·rie \ˈer-ē, ˈir-, ˈā-(ə-)rē\

: the nest of a bird (such as an eagle or hawk) built high up on a cliff or on the top of a mountain

: a room or building built high up so that people inside can see things happening below them

Full Definition of AERIE

:  the nest of a bird on a cliff or a mountaintop
obsolete :  a brood of birds of prey
:  an elevated often secluded dwelling, structure, or position

Variants of AERIE

ae·rie also aery \ˈer-ē, ˈir-, ˈā-(ə-)rē\

Origin of AERIE

Medieval Latin aerea, from Old French aire, probably from Vulgar Latin *agrum origin, nest, lair, from Latin ager field — more at acre
First Known Use: 1554

Other Birds Terms

bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl

Rhymes with AERIE


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