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nursery

noun [C] uk   /ˈnɜː.sər.i/ us    /ˈnɝː.sɚ-/

nursery noun [C] (FOR CHILDREN)

B2 a place where young children and babies are taken care of while their parents are at work: Does Jake go to a nursery or a childminder?Preschool a room in a house where small children sleep and playRooms

nursery noun [C] (FOR PLANTS)

a place where plants and trees are grown, especially for saleFarms and ranchesAreas of land where crops are grownGardening - general words

nursery

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈnɜː.sər.i/ us    /ˈnɝː.sɚ-/
relating to the teaching of children who are between the ages of two or three to five years old: Do you think the state should provide free nursery education?Types of education
(Definition of nursery from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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