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hatchery

[hach-uh-ree] /ˈhætʃ ə ri/
noun, plural hatcheries.
1.
a place for hatching eggs of hens, fish, etc., especially a large, commercial or government site where the young are hatched, cared for, and sold or distributed.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; hatch1 + -ery
Related forms
subhatchery, noun, plural subhatcheries.
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British Dictionary definitions for hat-cheries

hatchery

/ˈhætʃərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions
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