noun, plural heronries.
a place where a colony of herons breeds.

1610–20; heron + -ry

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heronry (ˈhɛrənrɪ)
n , pl -ries
a colony of breeding herons

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Example sentences
Due to the sensitivity of the nesting site, direct access to the heronry is not permitted.
The size of the heronry grows with the amount of food available nearby.
Ground cover under the heronry or rookery is usually splattered with fecal material and feathers.
The heronry area itself can be an acre or two in size, but is preferably isolated.
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