(also -ry)
suffix forming nouns:
1》 denoting a class or kind: greenery.
2》 denoting an occupation, a state or condition, or behaviour: archery|bravery.
    ↘with derogatory reference: tomfoolery.
3》 denoting a place set aside for an activity or a grouping of things: rookery.
from Fr. -erie, based on L. -arius and -ator.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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