orangery

[awr-inj-ree, or-]
noun, plural orangeries.
a warm place, as a greenhouse, in which orange trees are cultivated in cool climates.

Origin:
1655–65; < French orangerie, equivalent to orang(er) orange tree (derivative of orange orange) + -erie -ery

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orangery (ˈɒrɪndʒərɪ, -dʒrɪ)
 
n , pl -eries
a building, such as a greenhouse, in which orange trees are grown

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orangery

garden building designed for the wintering of exotic shrubs and trees, primarily orange trees. The earliest orangeries were practical buildings that could be completely covered by planks and sacking and heated in the cold season by stoves; such buildings existed in Great Britain and France as early as the second half of the 16th century.

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The works are displayed in a restored orangery that had been allowed to decay for many years.
Immediately to the east of the main residence is an old boxwood garden and an orangery dating the same period as the residence.
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