orangery

noun

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

Examples of orangery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Commanding terra-cotta Tritons, which once adorned a 19th-century Viennese bank, now guard the orangery. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, 19 Mar. 2024 Some of the estate’s more notable recreation and leisure perks include a private gym, an orangery, a snooker room, a 65-foot indoor swimming pool, and a tennis court. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 27 Feb. 2024 Overlooking the west lawn is a free-standing orangery with lots of glass windows and flagstone flooring that dates back to 1750. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 8 Aug. 2023 Outdoors, there’s a pool, an orangery and the Golf du Phare golf course. Caitie Kelly Monica Mendal Amy Fang Jameson Montgomery Alexander Lobrano Reggie Nadelson, New York Times, 22 June 2023 The Buckingham's orangery, for example, is actually part of Belton House. Mackenzie Schmidt, Peoplemag, 10 May 2023 Outside Meghan added two orangeries, a vegetable garden and a yoga studio. Fox News, 3 Mar. 2023 The five-bedroom house had previously been divided up into offices, meaning extensive work was needed to turn it into a family home, with the newlyweds reportedly adding on two orangeries, a vegetable garden, and a yoga studio. Vogue, 2 Mar. 2023 Spanning close to 24 acres in total, its expansive grounds feature a tennis court, an outdoor swimming pool, orangery, equestrian facilities, garage, potting shed, gazebo and an aircraft hangar to be used for storage or as a workshop. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 25 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1660, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of orangery was in 1660

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“Orangery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orangery. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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