Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition
  2. (noun, group) a collection of live animals for study or display

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Synonyms of Menagerie

zoo, zoological garden

Alternate forms of Menagerie

Hypernyms: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection, facility, installation

Origin of the word Menagerie

  1. 1712, "collection of wild animals kept in captivity," from Fr. m?nagerie "housing for domestic animals," from O.Fr. menage (see menage). more

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