rookery

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noun rook·ery \ˈru̇-kə-rē\

Definition of rookery

plural

rookeries

  1. 1a :  the nests or breeding place of a colony of rooks; also :  a colony of rooksb :  a breeding ground or haunt especially of gregarious birds or mammals (such as penguins or seals); also :  a colony of such birds or mammals

  2. 2 :  a crowded dilapidated tenement or group of dwellings

1704

First Known Use of rookery

1704

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