hatchery

noun hatch·ery \ ˈha-chə-rē \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of hatchery

plural hatcheries
: a place for hatching eggs (as of poultry or fish)

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First Known Use of hatchery

1857

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HATCHERY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of hatchery for English Language Learners

  • : a place where people raise young chicken, fish, etc., from eggs


HATCHERY Defined for Kids

hatchery

noun hatch·ery \ ˈha-chə-rē \

Definition of hatchery for Students

plural hatcheries
: a place for hatching eggs
  • a fish hatchery

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