Definition of magnanerie in US English:

magnanerie

(also magnanery)

noun

  • A silkworm house.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Andrew Ure (1778–1857), chemist. From French magnanerie from magnan silkworm + -erie, probably after Occitan manhanariá sericulture, (by metonymy) silkworm house. In form magnaniere perhaps after Occitan manhanièra silkworm house.