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
And in the UK, where keeping owls is legal, animal advocates pleaded with the public to keep their pets in large aviaries, not small cages like Hedwig’s.
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.
Faced with a lack of light and lots of architectural quirks, Sarah Bartholomew refreshed a historic Georgetown rowhouse with neutrals, fool-the-eye details and an aviary's worth of feathered friends.
An aviary has been built by a Girl Scout troop and a chicken coop by a Boy Scout as part of an Eagle Scout project.
By 1925, an elephant house and aquarium were built to complement the aviary.
Each April, in commemoration of Earth Day, the center holds a day-long open house at its Ashford aviary, inviting the public to visit with, and learn about, the several program birds in its care.
More conservation work A smaller exhibit based on the Annamite Mountains, which run along the border between Vietnam and Laos, will replace the 1960s-era primate house and aviaries.
The survivors were returned to an aviary while scientists conducted necropsies.
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Origin and Etymology of aviary
Latin aviarium, from avis bird; akin to Greek aetos eagle
First Known Use: 1577See Words from the same year
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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