Conservatory definition

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A greenhouse, especially one in which plants are arranged aesthetically for display, as at a botanical garden.
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A school of music or dramatic art.
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(rare) That preserves.
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A room enclosed in glass, for growing and showing plants; noncommercial greenhouse.
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A school, or academy, of the fine arts, specif. of music.
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(rare) Pertaining to conservation.
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Having the quality of preserving from loss, decay, or injury.
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(obsolete) That which preserves from injury.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
conservatory
Plural:
conservatories

Origin of conservatory