What does aviary mean?

aviary meaning in General Dictionary

a property inclosure big cage or other location for keeping wild birds confined a bird house

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  • a building in which wild birds tend to be held
  • a property, inclosure, big cage, or any other destination, for keeping wild birds restricted; a bird household.

aviary meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1570s, from Latin aviarium "place for which birds tend to be kept," neuter of aviarius "of wild birds," from avis "bird," from PIE *awi- "bird" (cognates: Sanskrit vih, Avestan vish "bird," Greek aietos "eagle").


aviary meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

someplace in which wild birds are kept.


aviary meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A property, inclosure, big cage, or other spot, for maintaining wild birds confined; a bird household.


Sentence Examples with the word aviary

The latter, however, though thriving as an aviary bird, has failed at large in England, as did the bob-white (Onyx virginianus) both there and in New Zealand.

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