nursery

n.

  1. The act of nursing.
  2. The place where nursing is carried on
  3. The place, or apartment, in a house, appropriated to the care of children.
  4. A place where young trees, shrubs, vines, etc., are propagated for the purpose of transplanting; a plantation of young trees.
  5. The place where anything is fostered and growth promoted.
  6. That which forms and educates; as, commerce is the nursery of seamen.
  7. That which is nursed.