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birdhouse

[burd-hous] /ˈbɜrdˌhaʊs/
noun, plural birdhouses
[burd-hou-ziz] /ˈbɜrdˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a box, usually fashioned to resemble a house, for birds to live in.
2.
an aviary.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; bird + house
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British Dictionary definitions for bird-house

birdhouse

/ˈbɜːdˌhaʊs/
noun (US)
1.
a small shelter or box for birds to nest in
2.
an enclosure or large cage for captive birds; aviary
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