Rook"er*y (?), n.; pl. Rookeries ().

1.

The breeding place of a colony of rooks; also, the birds themselves.

Tennyson.

2.

A breeding place of other gregarious birds, as of herons, penguins, etc.

3.

The breeding ground of seals, esp. of the fur seals.

4.

A dilapidated building with many rooms and occupants; a cluster of dilapidated or mean buildings.

5.

A brothel.

[Low]

 

© Webster 1913.

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