alveary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alvearium (beehive). In the sense of a repository: originally the name of a dictionary encompassing several languages.

Noun[edit]

alveary (plural alvearies)

  1. A beehive, or anything resembling a beehive.
  2. (anatomy) The hollow of the external ear.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Quincy to this entry?)
  3. A repository, especially of knowledge or information.