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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Hurricane Dorian: Florida farmers and growers recovering from recent storms worried. ‘We’re getting very tired of it’," 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 Days in Detroit," 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, "Police: Woman accused in boyfriend's dismemberment linked to similar cold case," 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, "Volusia deputies nab 'bathroom brass bandit' in toilet-fixture thefts," 10 Feb. 2018 His arms and legs were discovered 20 miles away in a fernery. Amanda Arnold, The Cut, "Woman Accused of Dismembering Boyfriend Linked to Similar Decade-Old Cold Case," 21 Jan. 2018 Albertsman’s arms and legs were found 20 miles away in a fernery. Lisa Marie Segarra, Time, "Woman Accused of Killing and Dismembering Her Boyfriend May Have Done the Same Thing 10 Years Ago," 20 Jan. 2018

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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 29 Feb. 2020.

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