bird·​house | \ˈbərd-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of birdhouse 

: an artificial nesting site for birds also : aviary

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With over 400 in the U.S. alone, and oodles more in countries as far away as Australia, France, Mexico, and China, these birdhouse-sized bastions of literary freedom are seemingly everywhere. Maria Carter, Country Living, "The Lovely Reason Tiny Libraries Are Popping Up All Over the Place," 23 July 2015 Two days each week, the students concentrate on vocational skills like recycling trophies and building birdhouses. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Down syndrome students learn by selling lemonade," 21 May 2018 Inside the fairgrounds building, vendors and buyers examined used items that have nothing to do with guns, such as fishing lures, archery bows, knives and birdhouses. Mark Guarino, Washington Post, "An Illinois gun show bans AR-15 sales, landing it at the center of a national gun-control debate," 4 Mar. 2018 Later, Mark unveils the birdhouse to Darlene and Dan. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "'Roseanne' Episode 6 recap: Jackie finally confronts her relationship with her mother," 1 May 2018 Painted giraffes, elephants, coolers and birdhouses are just some of the examples of the artwork to be found in the downtown business district in recent summers. Hank Beckman,, "Love seats in downtown La Grange part of summer arts program," 10 June 2018 One Man, One Garage via Inhabitat Is it really a design trend if it hasn’t been made into a tiny, adorable birdhouse? Liz Stinson, Curbed, "These mini vintage campers make adorable birdhouses," 27 Apr. 2018 The sale will feature annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, succulents, hanging baskets, fresh floral arrangements, Mother's Day gifts, spring wreaths, garden art, birdhouses and gardening books. Courant Community, "Community News For The Stafford Edition," 8 May 2018 Birds of a Feather Hang this birdhouse from a tree branch or an outdoor beam and just wait for colorful flying friends to pay your yard a visit. Alejandra Bennett, Sunset, "10 Modern Must-Haves to Add Flair to Your Yard," 22 Jan. 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of birdhouse

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

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