American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sheltered place, especially a greenhouse, used for the cultivation of orange trees in cool climates.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place where oranges are cultivated; particularly, a glass house for preserving orange-trees during winter.
- n. A kind of snuff.
- n. A perfume.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A place for raising oranges; a plantation of orange trees.
- n. a place where oranges are grown; a plantation of orange trees in warm climes or a greenhouse in cooler areas
“The orangery is often contrived so as to be used as a kind of living-room during summer, as it is only intended for the reception of the orange trees, and other plants belonging to the genus Citrus, during winter.”
“The orangery is a still more architectural-looking building than the conservatory, and it has an opaque roof.”
“On Monday, the University of Maryland unveiled, among other things, details of the stone's discovery at the Wye House "orangery" - a jewel of European architecture, now found to have imprints of the slaves who built it.”
“Between the orangery, which is in this widening, and the piece of water, the banks of which are agreeably decorated, stands the Little Castle of which I have spoken.”
“In the orangery is a numerous assembly of doctors in long robes: one can see them through the panes gesticulating in their long sleeves, and shaking their wigs knowingly.”
“The orangery is a beautiful specimen of tuscan architecture, designed by le Maitre, and finished by Mansart.”
“Between the orangery, which is in this widening, and the piece of water, the banks of which are agreeably decorated, stands the Little Castle, of which I have spoken.”
“This organic restaurant in the former orangery of an Edwardian kitchen garden builds its menu around the seasonal bounty outside.”
“During the project, remarkable frescoes were discovered in what is now the Affresco Suite (which also contains an ancient sarcophagus converted into a bathtub), and artisans painstakingly replaced centuries-old mosaics, repaneled the library, and restored an orangery.”
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I'll describe it once it begins to take shape. But I'll explain the name: it's a reversal of what happened when the Americans changed the name of Thomas Keneally's novel to Schindler's List.
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