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 Yes, the herbaceous borders and fernery are outstanding in their own right. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Listen, 2020 is the worst. Here's where to enjoy some trees (and other nature) in Louisville," 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, "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 19 Apr. 2021.

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