fern·ery | \ˈfər-nə-rē \
plural ferneries

Definition of fernery 

1 : a place or stand where ferns grow

2 : a collection of growing ferns

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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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