[ in-sek-tair-ee-uhm ]

noun,plural in·sec·tar·i·ums, in·sec·tar·i·a [in-sek-tair-ee-uh]. /ˌɪn sɛkˈtɛər i ə/.
  1. a place in which a collection of living insects is kept, as in a zoo.

Origin of insectarium

From New Latin, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at insect, -arium

Words Nearby insectarium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use insectarium in a sentence

  • The average orchard seems better designed to be an insectarium for the cultivation of pests than for the growth of good fruit.

    England | Frank Fox

British Dictionary definitions for insectarium


insectary (ɪnˈsɛktərɪ)

/ (ˌɪnsɛkˈtɛərɪəm) /

nounplural -tariums, -taria (-ˈtɛərɪə) or -taries
  1. a place where living insects are kept, bred, and studied

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