Origin: Cf. F. Nourricerie.
1. The act of nursing. "Her kind nursery."
The place where anything is fostered and growth promoted. "Fair Padua, nursery of arts." "Christian families are the nurseries of the church on earth, as she is the nursery of the church in heaven." (J. M. Mason)
3. That which is nursed.
(01 Mar 1998)
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