aviarist

aviary

[ey-vee-er-ee]
noun, plural aviaries.
a large cage or a house or enclosure in which birds are kept.

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin aviārium a place where birds are kept, noun use of neuter of aviārius pertaining to birds. See avi-, -ary

aviarist [ey-vee-uh-rist] , noun
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aviarist (ˈeɪvjərɪst)
 
n
a person who keeps an aviary

aviary (ˈeɪvjərɪ)
 
n , pl aviaries
a large enclosure in which birds are kept
 
[C16: from Latin aviārium, from aviārius concerning birds, from avis bird]

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aviary
1570s, from L. aviarium "place in which birds are kept," neut. of aviarius "of birds," from avis "bird," from PIE *awi- "bird" (cf. Skt. vih, Avestan vish "bird," Gk. aietos "eagle").
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