birdhouse

[ burd-hous ]
/ ˈbɜrdˌhaʊs /

noun, plural bird·hous·es [burd-hou-ziz] /ˈbɜrdˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a box, usually fashioned to resemble a house, for birds to live in.
an aviary.

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Origin of birdhouse

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; bird + house
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Example sentences from the Web for birdhouse

  • Old Ringtail, as sure as I am standing here, and by the looks of things, trying his best to roost in my birdhouse!

  • And he said, ‘Barama, that is a pretty business—that birdhouse was my soul.’

    Folk-Lore and Legends: Oriental|Charles John Tibbitts
  • A bluebird family has rented the birdhouse that my father built in our back yard.

  • It isn't even a city, in our sense of the term, no more than a birdhouse is a nest.

    Dead Giveaway|Gordon Randall Garrett

British Dictionary definitions for birdhouse

birdhouse
/ (ˈbɜːdˌhaʊs) /

noun US

a small shelter or box for birds to nest in
an enclosure or large cage for captive birds; aviary
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