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Noun: columbarium (columbaria,columbariums)  ,kó-lum'beh-ree-um
  1. A birdhouse for pigeons
    - dovecote, columbary, dovecot
     
  2. A niche for a funeral urn containing the ashes of the cremated dead
    - cinerarium
     
  3. A sepulchral vault or other structure having recesses in the walls to receive cinerary urns

Derived forms: columbaria, columbariums

Type of: birdhouse, burial vault, niche, recess, vault

Encyclopedia: Columbarium