a property inclosure big cage or other location for keeping wild birds confined a bird house
- 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.
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").
someplace in which wild birds are kept.
(n.) A property, inclosure, big cage, or other spot, for maintaining wild birds confined; a bird household.
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.