[in-sek-tair-ee-uh m]

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.

Origin of insectarium

From New Latin, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at insect, -arium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for insectarium

Historical Examples of insectarium

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


    Frank Fox

British Dictionary definitions for insectarium


insectary (ɪnˈsɛktərɪ)

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

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