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rookery

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noun rook·ery \ˈru̇-kə-rē\

Definition of rookery

plural rookeries

  1. 1 a :  the nests or breeding place of a colony of rooks; also :  a colony of rooks b :  a breeding ground or haunt especially of gregarious birds or mammals (as penguins or seals); also :  a colony of such birds or mammals

  2. 2 :  a crowded dilapidated tenement or group of dwellings



Circa 1712

First Known Use of rookery

circa 1712

Rhymes with rookery


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