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aquarium

[ uh-kwair-ee-uhm ]
/ 蓹藞kw蓻蓹r i 蓹m /
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noun, plural a路quar路i路ums, a路quar路i路a [uh-kwair-ee-uh]. /蓹藞kw蓻蓹r i 蓹/.
a glass-sided tank, bowl, or the like, in which fish or other living aquatic animals or plants are kept.
a building or institution in which fish or other aquatic animals or plants are kept for exhibit, study, etc.
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Origin of aquarium

1840鈥50; blend of Latin aqu膩rius of or for water (aqu(a) water + -膩rius-ary) and vivarium; cf. -arium

OTHER WORDS FROM aquarium

a路quar路i路al, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH aquarium

aquarium , Aquarius
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British Dictionary definitions for aquarium

aquarium
/ (蓹藞kw蓻蓹r瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -riums or -ria (-r瑟蓹)
a tank, bowl, or pool in which aquatic animals and plants are kept for pleasure, study, or exhibition
a building housing a collection of aquatic life, as for exhibition

Word Origin for aquarium

C19: from Latin aqu膩rius relating to water, on the model of vivarium
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