The definition of an aerie is a nest built in a high place such as by a bird of prey.(noun)
A nest built high on a cliff by a vulture is an example of an aerie.
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Origin: ME eire, aire < OFr aire < ML aeria, area, prob. ult. < L ager, field (see acre), but sp. & meaning infl. by L aer, air & ME ei, egg
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or aer·y also ey·rie or ey·rynoun pl. aer·ies also eyr·ies
Origin: Medieval Latin aeria
Origin: , from Old French aire
Origin: , from Latin ārea, open space, threshing-floor.
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