bird·cage | \ˈbərd-ˌkāj \

Definition of birdcage 

: a cage for confining birds

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Kelso Dunes — known for birdcage evening primrose, desert panicgrass and Borrego milkvetch — might bloom, as could Cima Dome, with its desert sage, Indian paintbrush and California buckwheat. Wes Judd, San Francisco Chronicle, "Will there be a ‘super bloom’ in Death Valley in 2018? It’s not looking good.," 22 Mar. 2018 Here are just a few interesting things to look for: An elaborate turquoise birdcage, a throwback to the humor of the proverbial old lady who slowed down people boarding a train with a hatbox in one hand and her precious pet in the other. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Don't miss your flight looking at this cool vintage luggage at the Indianapolis Airport," 22 May 2018 When Kipp Normand brought the pieces of his new art installation to Indianapolis International Airport, security had to first OK the birdcage, umbrella, cardboard suitcase, picnic basket and other vintage pieces. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Don't miss your flight looking at this cool vintage luggage at the Indianapolis Airport," 22 May 2018 This birdcage metaphor, invented by feminist philosopher Marilyn Frye, explains the nature of sexist oppression. Carol Hay,, "When students discriminate against their (female) professors," 30 Mar. 2018 The unusual birdcage chandelier is the centerpiece of the kitchen. Dana Oland, idahostatesman, "Historic North End home gets an elegant contemporary upgrade | Idaho Statesman," 23 Feb. 2018 But perched in what looks like a giant birdcage at Oregon State University is a steel cylinder nearly 20 feet tall, thick as a redwood, bristling with gauges and wrapped in a tangle of wires. Tribune News Service,, "The future of nuclear power? Think small, look to Corvallis," 3 Feb. 2018 Designed as an elaborate birdcage, the all-white theme means your photo will be bright AF, no flash needed. Hannah Zisman, Marie Claire, "Your Instagram Guide to Marrakesh, Morocco," 30 Jan. 2018 Trump’s messy birdcage of a mind careers from one random thought to the next. Graydon Carter, The Hive, "Donald Trump: A Pillar of Ignorance and Certitude," 14 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of birdcage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of birdcage

: a cage for birds

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