aer·ie or aer·y also ey·rie or ey·ry (ârē, îrē)
n. pl. aer·ies also ey·ries
1. The nest of a bird, such as an eagle, built on a cliff or other high place.
2. A house or stronghold perched on a height.
[Medieval Latin aeria, from Old French aire, aerie, origin, family (probably influenced by Latin ārea, open space, threshing floor, and āerius, aerial), from Latin ager, field; see agro- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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