aerie or aery [air-ee, eer-ee]
noun, plural aeries.
1. the nest of a bird of prey, as an eagle or a hawk.
2. a lofty nest of any large bird.
3. a house, fortress, or the like, located high on a hill or mountain.
4. an apartment or office on a high floor in a high-rise building: a penthouse aerie with a spectacular view.
5. Obsolete. the brood in a nest, especially of a bird of prey.
Also, eyrie, eyry.
Can be confused
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Origin: 1575-85; < Anglo-French, Old French airie, equivalent to aire (< Latin ager field, presumably “nest” in Vulgar Latin; see acre) + ie -y3; compare Medieval Latin aerea, aeria “aerie, brood” < Old French aire
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