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EtymologyEdit

From French ménagerie, derived from ménager (to keep house), household. Housekeeping used to include taking care of domestic animals.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɪˈnædʒəɹɪ/
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NounEdit

menagerie (plural menageries)

  1. A collection of live wild animals on exhibition; the enclosure where they are kept.
    • 1949 - Bruce Kiskaddon, George R. Stewart Earth Abides
      In Sacramento a crazed woman opened the cages of a circus menagerie for fear the animals might starve to death, and had been mauled by a lioness.
  2. A diverse or miscellaneous group.

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menagerie f (plural menageries)

  1. menagerie (collection of live wild animals on exhibition)