meeting house

noun
columbine of eastern North America having long-spurred red flowers
Hypernyms: ↑columbine, ↑aquilegia, ↑aquilege
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Aquilegia

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1. a house or building for religious worship.
2. a house of worship for Quakers.
[1625-35]

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meeting house, or meet|ing|house «MEE tihng- HOWS», noun.
1. any place of worship; church.
2. a) a building used for worship in the Quaker fashion. b) British. any nonconformist house of worship; conventicle.

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ˈmeeting house [meeting house meeting houses] noun
a place where Quakers meet for worship

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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