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nursery

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nursery

noun nurs·ery \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

nursery

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

Medical Definition of NURSERY

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

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