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Pronunciation:  kun'survu`towree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner
  2. [n]  a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts
  3. [n]  the faculty and students of a school specializing in one of the fine arts

CONSERVATORY is a 12 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: conservatoire, hothouse, indoor garden
 See Also: art school, glasshouse, greenhouse, music school, music school, nursery, school, school, school of music, schoolhouse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con*serv"a*to*ry\, a. [Cf. F. conservatoire, LL.
    Having the quality of preserving from loss, decay, or injury.
  2. \Con*serv"a*to*ry\, n. [Cf. F. conservatoire, LL.
    1. That which preserves from injury. [Obs.] ``A conservatory
       of life.'' --Jer. Taylor.
    2. A place for preserving anything from loss, decay, waste,
       or injury; particulary, a greenhouse for preserving exotic
       or tender plants.
    3. A public place of instruction, designed to preserve and
       perfect the knowledge of some branch of science or art,
       esp. music.
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