conservatory

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Etymology 1[edit]

conserve +‎ -atory

Adjective[edit]

conservatory (comparative more conservatory, superlative most conservatory)

  1. Having the quality of preserving from loss, decay, or injury.
  2. (rare) Relating to conservation.

Noun[edit]

conservatory (plural conservatories)

  1. (obsolete) That which preserves from injury.
  2. A storehouse.

Etymology 2[edit]

Anglicized form of French conservatoire; ultimately equivalent to Etymology 1

Noun[edit]

conservatory (plural conservatories)

  1. A large greenhouse or hothouse for the display of plants
    Synonyms: greenhouse, hothouse, orangery, planthouse
  2. (chiefly Britain, Ireland) A glass-walled and -roofed room in a house
    Synonyms: sunroom, solarium, Florida room
  3. A school of music or drama
    Synonym: conservatoire
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