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ˈrʊk ə rirook·ery

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rookery(noun)

    a breeding ground for gregarious birds (such as rooks)


  1. rookery(Noun)

    A colony of breeding birds or other animals.

  2. rookery(Noun)

    A crowded tenement.

  3. rookery(Noun)

    a place where criminals congregate, often an area of a town or city.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rookery(noun)

    the breeding place of a colony of rooks; also, the birds themselves

  2. Rookery(noun)

    a breeding place of other gregarious birds, as of herons, penguins, etc

  3. Rookery(noun)

    the breeding ground of seals, esp. of the fur seals

  4. Rookery(noun)

    a dilapidated building with many rooms and occupants; a cluster of dilapidated or mean buildings

  5. Rookery(noun)

    a brothel


  1. Rookery

    A rookery is a colony of breeding animals, generally birds. A rook is a Northern European and Central Asian member of the crow family, which nest in prominent colonies at the tops of trees. The term is applied to the nesting place of birds, such as crows and rooks, the source of the term. The breeding grounds of colony forming seabirds and marine mammals and even some turtles are also referred to as rookeries. The term rookery was also borrowed as a name for dense slum housing in nineteenth-century cities, and especially London. Paleological evidence points to the existence of a pterodaustro rookery.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rookery in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rookery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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