Saturday, August 20, 2011

Insectary

NOFA-NY's organic food guide led me to this word.

From Cornell University's College of Agriculture Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station (November, 1888), by entomology professor, Station Council member, and uncommon husband J. H. Comstock:

As this, so far we know, is the first building of its kind, we were forced to coin a word; and have proposed the name Insectary for buildings arranged for keeping or raising living insects.

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