columbarium


col·um·bar·i·um

noun \ˌkä-ləm-ˈber-ē-əm\
plural col·um·bar·ia\-ē-ə\

Definition of COLUMBARIUM

1
:  a structure of vaults lined with recesses for cinerary urns
2
:  a recess in a columbarium

Origin of COLUMBARIUM

Latin, literally, dovecote, from columba dove
First Known Use: 1846

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