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menagerie

[ muh-naj-uh-ree, -nazh- ]
/ məˈnædʒ ə ri, -ˈnæʒ- /
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noun
a collection of wild or unusual animals, especially for exhibition.
a place where they are kept or exhibited.
an unusual and varied group of people.
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Origin of menagerie

1705–15; <French: literally, housekeeping. See ménage, -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for menagerie

menagerie
/ (mɪˈnædʒərɪ) /

noun
a collection of wild animals kept for exhibition
the place where such animals are housed

Word Origin for menagerie

C18: from French: household management, which formerly included care of domestic animals. See ménage
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