columbarium

Definitions of columbarium
  1. noun
    a sepulchral vault or other structure having recesses in the walls to receive cinerary urns
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    type of:
    burial vault, vault
    a burial chamber (usually underground)
  2. noun
    a niche for a funeral urn containing the ashes of the cremated dead
    synonyms: cinerarium
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    type of:
    niche, recess
    an enclosure that is set back or indented
  3. noun
    a birdhouse for pigeons
    synonyms: columbary, dovecote
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    type of:
    birdhouse
    a shelter for birds
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