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[burd-hous] /ˈbɜrdˌhaʊs/
noun, plural birdhouses
[burd-hou-ziz] /ˈbɜrdˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a box, usually fashioned to resemble a house, for birds to live in.
an aviary.
Origin of birdhouse
1865-70, Americanism; bird + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for birdhouse
  • The birdhouse features some colorful birds that are allowed to fly freely.
  • Imagine you have a box and you want to make a birdhouse using only the items inside of the box.
  • Sunset also has directions for making your own birdhouse.
  • Always face the birdhouse so the entrance is protected from prevailing winds.
  • With a few small tools, it is a relatively easy task to make your own gourd birdhouse.
  • The proper combination of quality materials and design makes a good birdhouse.
  • Your success in attracting birds will depend on what you know about birds and birdhouse design.
  • He also prepared a book with a location map and photo of each birdhouse, and standard plans.
British Dictionary definitions for birdhouse


noun (US)
a small shelter or box for birds to nest in
an enclosure or large cage for captive birds; aviary
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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