insectarium

[ in-sek-tair-ee-uhm ]
/ ˌɪn sɛkˈtɛər i əm /

noun, plural in·sec·tar·i·ums, in·sec·tar·i·a [in-sek-tair-ee-uh]. /ˌɪn sɛkˈtɛər i ə/.

a place in which a collection of living insects is kept, as in a zoo.

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Origin of insectarium

From New Latin, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at insect, -arium
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Example sentences from the Web for insectarium

  • 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

insectarium

insectary (ɪnˈsɛktərɪ)

/ (ˌɪnsɛkˈtɛərɪəm) /

noun plural -tariums, -taria (-ˈtɛərɪə) or -taries

a place where living insects are kept, bred, and studied
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