aviary

noun avi·ary \ ˈā-vē-ˌer-ē , -ˌe-rē \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of aviary

plural aviaries
: a place for keeping birds confined

Examples of aviary in a Sentence

  1. The zoo has a new outdoor aviary.

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Origin and Etymology of aviary

Latin aviarium, from avis bird; akin to Greek aetos eagle


AVIARY Defined for English Language Learners

aviary

noun

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

aviary

noun avi·ary \ ˈā-vē-ˌer-ē \

Definition of aviary for Students

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


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