Definition of columbarium
1 : a structure of vaults lined with recesses for cinerary urns
2 : a recess in a columbarium
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Of those 49,000 burial grave sites, which includes columbariums for the ashes of the dead, about twice as many are for cremations than caskets.
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Origin and Etymology of columbarium
Latin, literally, dovecote, from columba dove
First Known Use: 1846See Words from the same year
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