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monasteries

noun
plural of monastery

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a residence for men under religious vows
  • Gregory Mendel worked out his concepts of genetics by doing breeding experiments using pea plants in the monastery's garden

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“Monasteries.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/monasteries. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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