aviary

[ 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

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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British Dictionary definitions for aviary

aviary
/ (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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