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menagerie

[muh-naj-uh-ree, -nazh-] /məˈnædʒ ə ri, -ˈnæʒ-/
noun
1.
a collection of wild or unusual animals, especially for exhibition.
2.
a place where they are kept or exhibited.
3.
an unusual and varied group of people.
Origin of menagerie
1705-1715
1705-15; < French: literally, housekeeping. See ménage, -ery
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menagerie

/mɪˈnædʒərɪ/
noun
1.
a collection of wild animals kept for exhibition
2.
the place where such animals are housed
Word Origin
C18: from French: household management, which formerly included care of domestic animals. See ménage
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Word Origin and History for menagerie
n.

"collection of wild animals kept in captivity," 1712, from French ménagerie "housing for domestic animals" (16c.), from Old French manage (see menage).

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