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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A place, especially an indoor enclosure, for keeping and raising living animals and plants under natural conditions for observation or research.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place artificially arranged for keeping or raising living animals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A place artificially arranged for keeping or raising living animals, as a park, a pond, an aquarium, a warren, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where animals of any kind are kept alive in their natural state as far as possible; a vivary; a zoölogical park.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an indoor enclosure for keeping and raising living animals and plants and observing them under natural conditions

Etymologies

Latin vīvārium, from neuter of vīvārius, of living creatures, from vīvus, alive; see vivify.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin vīvārium. (Wiktionary)

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