noun, plural a·quar·i·ums, a·quar·i·a [uh-kwair-ee-uh] /əˈkwɛər i ə/.
Origin of aquarium
Examples from the Web for aquaria
When aquaria first came into favour such things as snails and weeds were excluded as eyesores and injurious.The Open Air|Richard Jefferies
In addition there were Aquaria with fishes arranged in groups at various spots all round the garden.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I|Karl Ritter von Scherzer
Observations in aquaria have shown that the young Pholas begins his process of home-building very early in life.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
The ancient Romans have noted that eels, kept in aquaria, could reach the age of sixty years.
It is interesting to watch the Dragon flies through their transformations, as they can easily be kept in aquaria.Our Common Insects|Alpheus Spring Packard
noun plural -riums or -ria (-rɪə)
Word Origin for aquarium
1830, noun use of neuter of Latin aquarius "pertaining to water," as a noun, "water-carrier," genitive of aqua "water" (see aqua-). The word existed in Latin, but there it meant "drinking place for cattle." Originally especially for growing aquatic plants; An earlier attempt at a name for "fish tank" was marine vivarium.