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A breeding colony of herons, typically in a group of trees.→ rookery
- ‘You're virtually guaranteed to see avocets, and you will certainly see herons, since the ancient woodland, with its noisy rookery, has the largest heronry in the UK.’
- ‘They usually nest together in colonies called heronries.’
- ‘He also carried out an unauthorised development which involved the wanton destruction of protected trees and a heronry.’
- ‘For this purpose, keepers of parks, rabbit warrens and heronries were ordered to produce venison and wildfoul for their masters' tables.’
- ‘In 1997, we estimated that about 800 pairs of wading birds nested at heronries on Canarsie Pol Island.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.