9 Grammatical Pitfalls


[her-uh n-ree] /ˈhɛr ən ri/
noun, plural heronries.
a place where a colony of herons breeds.
Origin of heronry
1610-20; heron + -ry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for heronry
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for heronry


noun (pl) -ries
a colony of breeding herons
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for heronry

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for heronry

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for heronry