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