[ ey-vee-er-ee ]
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noun,plural a·vi·ar·ies.
  1. a large cage or a house or enclosure in which birds are kept.

Origin of aviary

1570–80; <Latin aviārium a place where birds are kept, noun use of neuter of aviārius pertaining to birds. See avi-, -ary

Other words from aviary

  • a·vi·a·rist [ey-vee-uh-rist], /ˈeɪ vi ə rɪst/, noun

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How to use aviary in a sentence

  • York House was famous for its aviary, on which Bacon had expended 300.

    Haunted London | Walter Thornbury

British Dictionary definitions for aviary


/ (ˈeɪvjərɪ) /

nounplural aviaries
  1. a large enclosure in which birds are kept

Origin of aviary

C16: from Latin aviārium, from aviārius concerning birds, from avis bird

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