conservatory[kən sʉr′və tôr′ē]
conservatory definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Modern Latin and amp; It: Modern Latin conservatorium, a greenhouse ; from Midieval Latin a preserver ; from Late Latin neuter of conservatorius, preserving ; from conservatus, past participle of conservare; Italian conservatorio, a refuge, academy, conservatory ; from conservare ; from L: see conserve
- a room enclosed in glass, for growing and showing plants; noncommercial greenhouse
- a school, or academy, of the fine arts, specif. of music
conservatory definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. con·ser·va·to·ries
- A greenhouse, especially one in which plants are arranged aesthetically for display, as at a botanical garden.
- A school of music or dramatic art.