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Line breaks: pheas|ant¦ry
Pronunciation: /ˈfɛz(ə)ntri

Definition of pheasantry in English:

noun (plural pheasantries)

A place where pheasants are reared or kept.
Example sentences
  • We passed signs of yesterday's valley business, an empty sawmill, and today's, the high wire of a pheasantry.
  • Two Austrian pheasantries have closed down after a concerted effort by animal rights activists on several fronts to have the practice of breeding birds for shoots permanently banned.
  • 33 one-year-old birds came from two pheasantries, the remaining 118 birds, aged between one and five years, were wildlife animals.

Words that rhyme with pheasantry

peasantry, pleasantry

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