Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pigeon house or dovecot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dovecote; a pigeon house.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as columbarium, 1.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a birdhouse for pigeons

Etymologies

From Latin columbarium, columba ("a dove"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mr. Posnak was active in the church—he filmed the church's Christmas pageants—and is buried in the church's columbary.

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  • There was hardly a house in Wych that did not have its pigeon-cote, from the great round columbary in the Rectory garden to the few holes in a gable-end of some steep-roofed cottage.

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