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Definition of "orangery" []

  • A sheltered place, especially a greenhouse, used for the cultivation of orange trees in cool climates. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "orangery" in a sentence
  • "The orangery is often contrived so as to be used as a kind of living-room during summer, as it is only intended for the reception of the orange trees, and other plants belonging to the genus Citrus, during winter."
  • "The orangery is a still more architectural-looking building than the conservatory, and it has an opaque roof."
  • "On Monday, the University of Maryland unveiled, among other things, details of the stone's discovery at the Wye House "orangery" - a jewel of European architecture, now found to have imprints of the slaves who built it."