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rookery

Pronunciation: /ˈrʊkəri/

Translation of rookery in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ries)

  • 1.1 (colony of rooks) colonia (feminine) de grajos
    Example sentences
    • If a bird misbehaved itself such as claim or take over another bird's nest in the rookery the general body intervened and that bird was sentenced to isolation and had to go and live on a tree apart from the rest.
    • However, the people actually had rooks and a rookery.
    • The reason for the desertion wasn't difficult to find: a pair of Buzzards had decided that the old rookery was an ideal place for them to nest!
    1.2 (breeding place) lugar (masculine) de cría, colonia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • This bounty still lures millions of sea birds from rookeries across the Pacific Ocean.
    • Warning bells went off for locals in the 1970s after a deluge of visitors discovered the elephant seal rookery.
    • We also expect to see abundant turtles, as the Lacepedes are Western Australia's largest green turtle rookery.

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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.