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n. pl. a·vi·ar·ies
A large enclosure for holding birds in confinement.

[Latin aviārium, from avis, bird; see awi- in Indo-European roots.]

a′vi·a·rist (-ə-rĭst, -ĕr′ĭst) n.
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a person who keeps an aviary
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