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aviary

noun avi·ary \ˈā-vē-ˌer-ē, -ˌe-rē\

: a place (such as a large cage or a building) where many birds are kept

plural avi·ar·ies

Full Definition of AVIARY

:  a place for keeping birds confined

Examples of AVIARY

  1. The zoo has a new outdoor aviary.

Origin of AVIARY

Latin aviarium, from avis bird; akin to Greek aetos eagle
First Known Use: 1577

Rhymes with AVIARY

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AVIARY Defined for Kids

aviary

noun avi·ary \ˈā-vē-ˌer-ē\
plural avi·ar·ies

Definition of AVIARY for Kids

:  a place (as a large cage or a building) where birds are kept

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