fern·​ery | \ ˈfər-nə-rē How to pronounce fernery (audio) \
plural ferneries

Definition of fernery

1 : a place or stand where ferns grow
2 : a collection of growing ferns

Examples of fernery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The back yard boasts small water features and a fernery, and focuses on color and texture. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 12 July 2021 Yes, the herbaceous borders and fernery are outstanding in their own right. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 6 June 2016 The fernery, on East Washington Avenue, farms roughly 350 acres, growing mostly cut green foliage that is sold around the world. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, 30 Aug. 2019 The country’s oldest, longest-running conservatory is spread over a 13-acre wonderland of tropical gardens, balmy fernery, and cactus museum. Leslie Pariseau, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Oct. 2018 Police said Albertsman's decomposing limbs were found at a fernery in western Volusia County two months later. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, 22 Jan. 2018 Garner’s arrest came one day after the Sheriff’s Office arrested another man, 21-year-old Anthony Markgraf, who is suspected of stealing thousands of sprinklers from a DeLand fernery. Jeff Weiner, OrlandoSentinel.com, 10 Feb. 2018 His arms and legs were discovered 20 miles away in a fernery. Amanda Arnold, The Cut, 21 Jan. 2018 Albertsman’s arms and legs were found 20 miles away in a fernery. Lisa Marie Segarra, Time, 20 Jan. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of fernery

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fernery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fernery. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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