hatchery

noun
hatch·​ery | \ ˈha-chə-rē How to pronounce hatchery (audio) \
plural hatcheries

Definition of hatchery

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

Examples of hatchery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fish began their lives in a Michigan hatchery in the winter of 1965 and were raised by human hands until their release in April 1966. jsonline.com, 2 Sep. 2021 The Lake Washington sockeye run, which is sustained by Cedar River spawning grounds, hit a record low return last year despite millions of dollars spent in hatchery and other efforts to revive the numbers. Hal Bernton, Anchorage Daily News, 29 July 2021 The plan was to capture some of those fish upon their return and use the eggs and sperm to continue the hatchery program. jsonline.com, 2 Sep. 2021 Powell phoned the hatchery and asked his staff to call around. Author: Richard Read, Anchorage Daily News, 26 July 2021 The Fort Klamath hatchery is only the place in Oregon licensed by the FDA and the Oregon Department of Agriculture to raise and process sturgeon. oregonlive, 25 Aug. 2021 The disparity between the fisheries is concerning — a possible bellwether for the chaotic consequences of climate change; competition between wild and hatchery fish; and commercial fishing bycatch. New York Times, 12 Aug. 2021 Powell phoned the hatchery and asked his staff to call around. Author: Richard Read, Anchorage Daily News, 26 July 2021 Some will be spawned at the hatchery, and others will be released into Redfish and Pettit lakes in central Idaho to spawn naturally. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 12 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of hatchery

1857, in the meaning defined above

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21 Sep 2021

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“Hatchery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hatchery. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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hatchery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hatchery

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

hatchery

noun
hatch·​ery | \ ˈha-chə-rē How to pronounce hatchery (audio) \
plural hatcheries

Kids Definition of hatchery

: a place for hatching eggs a fish hatchery

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