Definition of bestiary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bestiary

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbestɪəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbestɪeri//
 
(pl. bestiaries)
 
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a collection of descriptions of, or stories about, various types of animal, especially one written in the Middle Ages Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from medieval Latin bestiarium, from Latin bestia ‘beast’.
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