nursery

Part of speech: noun

A playroom for children.

Part of speech: noun

A place where trees, shrubs, etc., are raised for transplanting.

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Usage examples "nursery":

  1. Truly it seemed to me that day as though this parish of Ditchingham were the very nursery of fools, of whom I was the first and biggest, and indeed this same thought has struck me since concerning other matters. - "Montezuma's Daughter", H. Rider Haggard.
  2. But when once they had heard about growing up, and choosing for themselves, and things of that sort, they could never have been babies any more, and it would have been cruel to keep them in the nursery. - "Half-Past Bedtime", H. H. Bashford.
  3. In truth one might expect that a common nursery would finally result in a free fight. - "The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne", Frank Preston Stearns.