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conservatoire academy for instruction in music, etc. XVIII. — F. — It. conservatorio — modL. conservātōrium, sb. use of n. of late L. conservātōrius, f. conservāre, -āt- to preserve, CONSERVE.
So conservatory †preservative XVI; †storehouse; greenhouse for tender plants XVII; (U.S.) conservatoire XIX. — late L.

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