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conservatory

noun con·ser·va·to·ry \kən-ˈsər-və-ˌtr-ē\

: a school in which students are taught music, theater, or dance

: a room or building with glass walls and a glass roof that is used for growing plants

plural con·ser·va·to·ries

Full Definition of CONSERVATORY

1
:  a greenhouse for growing or displaying plants
2
[Italian conservatorio home for foundlings, music school, from Latin conservare] :  a school specializing in one of the fine arts <a music conservatory>

Examples of CONSERVATORY

  1. the Peabody Conservatory of Music
  2. <the college's conservatory is entirely devoted to cultivating and displaying orchids>

First Known Use of CONSERVATORY

1664

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