apiary

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈeɪpɪərɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈeɪpiˌɛri/ ,USA pronunciation: respellingpē er′ē)


Inflections of 'apiary' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": apiaries

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•pi•ar•y /ˈeɪpiˌɛri/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -ies. 
  1. a place where bees are kept to produce honey.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•pi•ar•y  pē er′ē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ar•ies. 
  1. a place in which a colony or colonies of bees are kept, as a stand or shed for beehives or a bee house containing a number of beehives.
  • Latin apiārium beehive, equivalent. to api(s) bee + -ārium -ary
  • 1645–55

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
apiary /ˈeɪpɪərɪ/ n ( pl -aries)
  1. a place where bees are kept, usually in beehives
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin apiārium from apis bee
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