[ ey-vee-er-ee ]
/ ˈeɪ viˌɛr i /
noun, plural a·vi·ar·ies.
a large cage or a house or enclosure in which birds are kept.
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Origin of aviary
OTHER WORDS FROM aviarya·vi·a·rist [ey-vee-uh-rist] /ˈeɪ vi ə rɪst/, noun
Words nearby aviary
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British Dictionary definitions for aviarist (1 of 2)
/ (ˈeɪvjərɪst) /
a person who keeps an aviary
British Dictionary definitions for aviarist (2 of 2)
/ (ˈeɪvjərɪ) /
noun plural aviaries
a large enclosure in which birds are kept
Word Origin for aviary
C16: from Latin aviārium, from aviārius concerning birds, from avis bird
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