[muh-naj-uh-ree, -nazh-]
a collection of wild or unusual animals, especially for exhibition.
a place where they are kept or exhibited.
an unusual and varied group of people.

1705–15; < French: literally, housekeeping. See ménage, -ery Unabridged
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menagerie (mɪˈnædʒərɪ)
1.  a collection of wild animals kept for exhibition
2.  the place where such animals are housed
[C18: from French: household management, which formerly included care of domestic animals. See ménage]

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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
Muddled and meandering, this menagerie will test readers' patience.
The menagerie of animals that can brandish a brush is seemingly endless.
He keeps a menagerie of monkeys and peacocks in the grounds of his office.
Behind her, a menagerie of puppets frolicked.
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