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aviary

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noun avi·ary \ˈā-vē-ˌer-ē, -ˌe-rē\

Simple Definition of aviary

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

Full Definition of aviary

plural avi·ar·ies

  1. :  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

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noun avi·ary \ˈā-vē-ˌer-ē\

Definition of aviary

plural avi·ar·ies

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




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