Definition of alveary in English:

alveary

(also alvearie)

noun

  • A repository, especially of knowledge or information. Originally as the name of a dictionary encompassing several languages.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Baret (d. 1578), lexicographer. From classical Latin alveārium beehive, in post-classical Latin also hollow of the external ear from alveus + -ārium.

Pronunciation

alveary

/ˈalvɪəri/