oology

noun
ool·​o·​gy | \ ō-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce oology (audio) \

Definition of oology

: the collection and study of birds' eggs especially in relation to their shape and coloration

First Known Use of oology

1830, in the meaning defined above

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“Oology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oology. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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