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[vahy-nuh-ree] /ˈvaɪ nə ri/
noun, plural vineries.
a place or enclosure in which vines, especially grapevines, are grown.
vines collectively.
Origin of vinery
late Middle English
1375-1425; vine + -ery, replacing late Middle English vinary < Medieval Latin vīnārium, noun use of neuter of Latin vīnārius of wine; see -ary Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It finds its way through the old timbers of my first vinery, and the Grapes have to be cut out by dozens.

    A Year in a Lancashire Garden Henry Arthur Bright
  • The vinery was of their own designing, and of extraordinary interest.

    The Freelands John Galsworthy
  • Her mother was inaccessibly entrenched in a brown study; her father contemplating fate in the vinery.

  • Then, by the side of the vinery, is growing a little row of Indian Corn.

    A Year in a Lancashire Garden Henry Arthur Bright
  • At night Mrs. Herbert dreamed that they went into the garden, down a long walk to a mignonette bed near the vinery.

  • I suppose you have heard that they are building a new peach-house and vinery at Barrock-holme?

    By Right of Purchase Harold Bindloss
  • This temperature can be obtained in any green-house or vinery.

    Parsons on the Rose Samuel Browne Parsons
  • The next day (Losely having gone in the morning) the tradesman came to be paid for the vinery.

    What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Upon the wall by the vinery a Corchorus (Kerria) japonica is laden with wreaths of golden blossom.

    A Year in a Lancashire Garden Henry Arthur Bright
  • If he went off to fetch the ladder from the stable-yard, the boy would slide down the top of the vinery and escape.

    Quicksilver George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for vinery


noun (pl) -eries
a hothouse for growing grapes
another name for a vineyard
vines collectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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