ossuary

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noun os·su·ary \ˈä-shə-ˌwer-ē, -syə-, -sə-\

Definition of ossuary

plural

ossuaries

  1. :  a depository for the bones of the dead

Origin and Etymology of ossuary

Late Latin ossuarium, from Latin, neuter of ossuarius of bones, from Old Latin ossua, plural of oss-, os


First Known Use: 1658


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