Definition of lachrymary in US English:

lachrymary

(also lacrimary, lacrymary)

adjective

  • Relating to or characterized by weeping or sadness; = "lachrymal". Also (Anatomy): involved in the secretion of tears.

noun

  • A vessel (supposedly) intended to collect a mourner's tears; = "lachrymatory".

Origin

Late 17th century. From classical Latin lacrima tear + -ary; compare -ary.

Pronunciation

lachrymary

/ˈlakrɪm(ə)ri/