or·​ange·​ry | \ ˈär-inj-rē How to pronounce orangery (audio) , ˈär(-ə)nj-, ˈȯr-inj-, ˈȯr(-ə)nj- \
variants: or less commonly orangerie
plural orangeries

Definition of orangery

: a protected place and especially a greenhouse for growing oranges in cool climates

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Recent Examples on the Web Wilson Fuqua Architects of Dallas received an honorable mention in the Folly category for work on an orangery folly and boathouse at a Highland Park home. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, "Houston architects, designers are among the 2019 John Staub Award winners," 21 Oct. 2019 But all that seems like a world away among the orangeries, olive orchards, and tall cypress trees casting shade on this remote slice of Italian countryside. J.j. Martin, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Cinderella Story," 11 Aug. 2013 Upstairs in the roomy orangery, guests including the colorful Matty Bovan (hopefully still feeling as high as those Stephen Jones helium balloon hats after such a brilliant show on Friday), Elle Fanning, Natalia Vovianova, and Jourdan Dunn gathered. Vogue, "Edward Enninful, Steve McQueen, Kate Moss, and Naomi Campbell Host a British Vogue Fashion and Film Party with Tiffany & Co.," 19 Feb. 2018 Explore its historic orangery and Russian Garden before heading inside to learn about the ducal summer residence. Smithsonian, "Discover more of Thuringia’s rich heritage.," 30 Oct. 2017 The palm house, orangery, and greenhouses—including a vast collection of cacti—are stunning vintage iron structures evocative of a fairy tale. Sarah Moroz, Vogue, "Heading to Paris? Make a Weekend Trip to Nantes," 18 July 2017 Sarah Burton, the Alexander McQueen designer, said before a show of couture-style men’s wear returning the male side of this label’s business to the Paris schedule and its show to a 19th-century orangery set inside the Luxembourg Gardens. Guy Trebay, New York Times, "Dior Homme Stays in Its Safe Space," 28 June 2017 The ones in the living area are belle epoque French and once hung in an orangery. Lisa Cregan, House Beautiful, "This What an Apartment Purchased Exclusively for Dinner Parties Looks Like," 7 Dec. 2016

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1660, in the meaning defined above

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“Orangery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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