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zoo-

(word root) living being, animal
Examples of words with the root zoo-: zoometry, zoological
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zoo

 (zo͞o)
n. pl. zoos
1. A park or an institution in which living animals are kept and usually exhibited to the public. Also called zoological garden.
2. Slang A place or situation marked by confusion or disorder: The bus station is a zoo on Fridays.

[Short for zoological garden.]
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zoo

(zuː)
n, pl zoos
(Zoology) a place where live animals are kept, studied, bred, and exhibited to the public. Formal term: zoological garden
[C19: shortened from zoological gardens (originally applied to those in London)]
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zoo

(zu)

n., pl. zoos.
1. Also called zoological garden. a parklike area in which live animals are kept in cages or large enclosures for public exhibition.
2. a place, activity, or group marked by chaos or unrestrained behavior.
[1840–50; first two syllables of zoological garden taken as one syllable]
zoo′ey, adj. zoo•i•er, zoo•i•est.

zoo-

a combining form meaning “living being,” “animal”: zooplankton. Also, esp. before a vowel,zo-.
[comb. form representing Greek zôion animal]
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Zoo

 a collection of animals; strangely acting persons. [From the Zoological Gardens, London.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zoo - the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibitionzoo - the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
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Translations
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حَدِيقَةُ الـحَيَوَانحَديقَة الحَيوانات
zoo
zoozoologisk have
zoo
loomaaed
eläintarha
zoološki vrt
állatkert
dÿragarîur
動物園
동물원
zoologijos sodas
zooloģiskais dārzs
zoológicojardim zoológicozôo
zoozoologická záhrada
živalski vrt
djurparkZoo
สวนสัตว์
vườn thú

zoo

[zuː] Nzoo m, zoológico m, jardín m zoológico, parque m zoológico
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zoo

[ˈzuː] nzoo mzoo keeper ngardien(ne) m/f de zoo
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zoo

nZoo m, → Tierpark m, → Tiergarten m
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zoo

[zuː] nzoo m inv, giardino zoologico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

zoo

(zuː) noun
(short for zoological garden) a place where wild animals are kept for the public to see, and for study, breeding etc.
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zoo

حَدِيقَةُ الـحَيَوَان zoo zoo Zoo ζωολογικός κήπος zoológico eläintarha zoo zoološki vrt zoo 動物園 동물원 dierentuin dyrehage zoo zoológico зоопарк djurpark สวนสัตว์ hayvanat bahçesi vườn thú 动物园
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References in periodicals archive ?
The curriculum features the bee world, human impact on earth, presentation on animal endangerment, a tour in the zoo museum where kids can interact with live specimens and an open area with tables for children to enjoy a creative art session and socialize.
Locals brought it to the zoo museum in Don-Alysh village.
To a question, he said through taxidermy the body of Jumbo lion who died last week would be preserved and displayed at Zoo museum. He said the Zoo has local expertise and whenever needed consultations are done with other experts also.