heronry

noun
her·​on·​ry | \ ˈher-ən-rē How to pronounce heronry (audio) , ˈhe-rən- \
plural heronries

Definition of heronry

: a heron rookery

Examples of heronry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Explore the Cuyahoga Valley National Park beaver marsh and Bath Road heronry 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Joan Rusek, cleveland.com, 1 Apr. 2018 The young herons leave the nests by July and either stay near their parents or head out to live at one of the other heronry areas in the national park, such as Piney Narrows or the Wetmore Trail area. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter, cleveland.com, 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of heronry

1600, in the meaning defined above

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“Heronry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heronry. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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