nurs·er·y (nûrsə-rē, nûrsrē)
n. pl. nurs·er·ies
1. A room or area in a household set apart for the use of children.
a. A place for the temporary care of children in the absence of their parents.
b. A nursery school.
3. A place where plants are grown for sale, transplanting, or experimentation.
4. A place in which something is produced, fostered, or developed.
[Middle English noricerie, probably from Old French norricerie, from norrice, nursemaid; see NURSE.]
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