Rookeries

rookery

[rook-uh-ree]
noun, plural rookeries.
1.
a breeding place or colony of gregarious birds or animals, as penguins and seals.
2.
a colony of rooks.
3.
a place where rooks congregate to breed.
4.
a crowded tenement house.

Origin:
1715–25; rook1 + -ery

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rookery (ˈrʊkərɪ)
 
n , pl -eries
1.  a group of nesting rooks
2.  a clump of trees containing rooks' nests
3.  a.  a breeding ground or communal living area of certain other species of gregarious birds or mammals, esp penguins or seals
 b.  a colony of any such creatures
4.  archaic an overcrowded slum tenement building or area of housing

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rookery   (rk'ə-rē)  Pronunciation Key 
A place where certain birds or animals, such as crows, penguins, and seals, gather to breed.
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