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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
1705-1715
1705-15; < French: literally, housekeeping. See ménage, -ery
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Examples for menageries
  • Hybrids are still bred in private menageries and in zoos in china.
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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 menageries
menagerie
1712, "collection of wild animals kept in captivity," from Fr. ménagerie "housing for domestic animals," from O.Fr. menage (see menage).
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