Definition of aviary
: a place for keeping birds confined
Examples of aviary in a Sentence
The zoo has a new outdoor aviary.
Recent Examples of aviary from the Web
Artis zoo said in a statement Wednesday that keepers who found an egg found on the floor of the vulture aviary initially put it in an incubator but later placed in a nest that the two male birds built together in the enclosure.
An aviary with free-flying birds will be on the third floor and there will also be living quarters on board for Mr Huibers and his wife.
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Origin and Etymology of aviary
Latin aviarium, from avis bird; akin to Greek aetos eagle
First Known Use: 1577
AVIARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aviary for English Language Learners
: a place (such as a large cage or a building) where many birds are kept
AVIARY Defined for Kids
Definition of aviary for Students
: a place (as a large cage or a building) where birds are kept
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