Part of speech: noun

A colony or breeding place, as of rooks or of sea birds, seals, etc.

Part of speech: noun

A rambling building.

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Usage examples "rookery":

  1. Well, Martha, I am not sorry, and I daresay you and Crozier won't be sorry to see old Yorkshire faces again, and the Court, and the rookery, and the orchard. - "Checkmate", Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
  2. I gazed with delight on the wind- mill, and thought it lucky that it should be in motion at the moment I passed by: and entering the dear green lane which led directly to the village, the sound of the well- known rookery gave that sentimental tinge to the varying sensations of my active soul, which only served to heighten the lustre of the luxuriant scenery. - "Mary Wollstonecraft", Elizabeth Robins Pennell.
  3. Being unacquainted with the sea- bear's mode of life, I believed from this circumstance that they had already left their summer haunts, but on our arrival at the colony I was informed that this was not the case, but that a very great number of animals still remained at the rookery on the north- eastern point of the island. - "The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II", A.E. Nordenskieold.