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-ery

Syllabification: -ery
(also -ry)

Definition of -ery in English:

suffix

Forming nouns:
1Denoting a class or kind: confectionery greenery
2Denoting an occupation, a state, a condition, or behavior: archery bravery slavery
3Denoting a place set aside for an activity or a grouping of things, animals, etc. orangery rookery

Origin

from French -erie, based on Latin -arius and -ator.

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