noun, plural a·vi·ar·ies.
Origin of aviary
Examples from the Web for aviary
They are generally fed with rape and canary seed; but are soon accustomed to all the food of the aviary.The Natural History of Cage Birds|J. M. Bechstein
Ellen, offering to show Captain Dupin the aviary, led the way along the terrace.The Missing Ship|W. H. G. Kingston
However, it was agreed that they were harmless fowl and that Galusha himself was a good old scout, in spite of his aviary.Galusha the Magnificent|Joseph C. Lincoln
I could thus watch the doings of the latest additions to my aviary.Birds of the Plains|Douglas Dewar
The sparrow in an aviary will breed, lay its eggs, and bring up its young ones, without any difficulty.Birds of the wave and woodland|Phil (Philip Stewart) Robinson
British Dictionary definitions for aviary
noun plural aviaries
Word Origin for aviary
Word Origin and History for aviary
1570s, from Latin aviarium "place in which birds are kept," neuter of aviarius "of birds," from avis "bird," from PIE *awi- "bird" (cf. Sanskrit vih, Avestan vish "bird," Greek aietos "eagle").