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nurserynoun [C]

 us   /ˈnɜr·sər·i/
  • nursery noun [C] (CHILD CARE)

a place where young children and babies are cared for while their parents are somewhere else: The store has a nursery where you can leave your children while you shop.
dated A nursery is also a child’s room in a house.
  • nursery noun [C] (PLANTS)

a place where plants and trees are grown, usually for sale
(Definition of nursery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"nursery" in British English

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nurserynoun [C]

uk   /ˈnɜː.sər.i/  us   /ˈnɝː.sɚ.i/
  • nursery noun [C] (FOR CHILDREN)

B2 UK 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?
a room in a house where small children sleep and play

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nurseryadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈnɜː.sər.i/  us   /ˈnɝː.sɚ.i/
(Definition of nursery from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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