nursery

In a nursery, you're going to find a lot of growth — and either babies or plants.

The word nurse is a clue to the meaning of nursery: nurses take care of people, and a nursery is a place of caretaking. One kind of nursery is for babies: it's a child's room with a crib and lots of baby toys. The other kind of nursery is for plants: this type of nursery usually has glass walls and a roof, plus everything plants need to be healthy. Nurseries keep plants or babies safe so they can grow.

Primary Meanings of nursery

1.
n
a child's room for a baby
2.
n
a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
Full Definitions of nursery
1

n a child's room for a baby

Synonyms:
baby's room
Types:
day care center, day nursery
a nursery for the supervision of preschool children while the parents work
Type of:
child's room
a bedroom for a child
2

n a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions

Synonyms:
glasshouse, greenhouse
Types:
conservatory, hothouse, indoor garden
a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner
orangery
a place where oranges are grown; a plantation of orange trees in warm climes or a greenhouse in cooler areas
Type of:
building, edifice
a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

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