bird·​house | \ ˈbərd-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce birdhouse (audio) \

Definition of birdhouse

: an artificial nesting site for birds also : aviary

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As punishment for scaring Philip, Becky burned the birdhouse down, snake and all. Ann Neumann, Harper's magazine, "Going to Extremes," 10 June 2019 The birdhouse, which has been in the family for more than 60 years, is estimated to weigh between 250 to 300 pounds. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: California rewrites the rules of employment," 12 Sep. 2019 Vendors will sell all sorts of arts and crafts including jewelry, photography, birdhouses, baked goods and garden decor. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Labor Day weekend 2019: A dozen events worth getting out of Phoenix for," 23 Aug. 2019 The students sold their birdhouses at school, at the CHMS Art Fest and at the Carlsbad Street Fair. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "North County School News, July 18," 18 July 2019 The market is also a great place to buy bouquets of flowers, enjoy a warm apple cider doughnut, sample a tasty macaroon, try dishes from various restaurants, purchase soaps, and even buy a handmade birdhouse. Annie Gentile,, "Farmers Market Welcomes Chompers," 18 July 2019 The students built and sold birdhouses for the house wren, and donated their profits to charities. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "North County School News, July 18," 18 July 2019 Sheets of plywood covered the cabin’s windows, and its walls appeared to have been erected haphazardly, like a birdhouse built for a woodshop class. Joe Kloc, Harper's magazine, "Lost at Sea," 10 June 2019 The garden currently has patio stones on the ground and features a birdhouse, although there is no mention if either is included in the price of the single-family home. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "You Can Now Live in the Same Neighborhood as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry," 22 May 2019

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First Known Use of birdhouse

1687, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of birdhouse

: a small covered box that is made as a place for wild birds to live


bird·​house | \ ˈbərd-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce birdhouse (audio) \

Kids Definition of birdhouse

: an artificial nesting place (as a wooden box) for birds

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