Definition of ossuary in English:
noun (plural ossuaries)
A container or room into which the bones of dead people are placed.
- The ossuary contains the bones from six different people, including a male aged about sixty.
- The site is made up of a burial area, an individual ossuary tower, a common ossuary / cinerary, and a service area.
- The French buried individually where they could, but they too used mass graves and ossuaries, and favoured the concentration of the dead into large nécropoles nationaux.
Words that rhyme with ossuaryJanuary • electuary
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