nursery

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

nurs·ery

noun \ˈnərs-rē, ˈnər-sə-\

: the room where a baby sleeps

: the room in a hospital where new babies are kept and cared for by nurses

: a room where children sleep, play, and are sometimes taught

plural nurs·er·ies

Full Definition of NURSERY

1
obsolete :  attentive care :  fosterage
2
a :  a child's bedroom
b :  a place where children are temporarily cared for in their parents' absence
c :  day nursery
3
a :  something that fosters, develops, or promotes
b :  a place in which persons are trained or educated
4
:  an area where plants are grown for transplanting, for use as stocks for budding and grafting, or for sale
5
:  a place where young animals grow or are cared for

Examples of NURSERY

  1. She still needs to decorate the nursery before the baby comes.
  2. We get our flowers from a local nursery.

First Known Use of NURSERY

14th century

Rhymes with NURSERY

nurs·ery

noun \ˈnərs-(ə-)rē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural nurs·er·ies

Medical Definition of NURSERY

: the department of a hospital where newborn infants are cared for

nursery

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Place where plants are grown for transplanting, for use as stocks for budding and grafting, or for sale. Nurseries produce and distribute woody and herbaceous plants, including ornamental trees, shrubs, and bulb crops. While most nursery-grown plants are ornamental, the nursery business also includes fruit plants and certain perennial vegetables used in home gardens (e.g., asparagus, rhubarb). See also floriculture.

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