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columbarium

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noun col·um·bar·i·um \ˌkä-ləm-ˈber-ē-əm\

Definition of columbarium

plural columbariaplay \-ē-ə\

  1. 1 :  a structure of vaults lined with recesses for cinerary urns

  2. 2 :  a recess in a columbarium



Origin of columbarium

Latin, literally, dovecote, from columba dove


First Known Use: 1846


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