Aviary A"vi*a*ry, n.; pl. {Aviaries}. [L. aviarium, fr. aviarius pertaining to birds, fr. avis bird, akin to Gr, ?, Skr. vi.] A house, inclosure, large cage, or other place, for keeping birds confined; a bird house. [1913 Webster]

Lincolnshire may be termed the aviary of England. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

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