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



BrE BrE//məˈnædʒəri//
; NAmE NAmE//məˈnædʒəri//
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a collection of wild animals Word Originlate 17th cent.: from French ménagerie, from ménage, from Old French menage, from mainer ‘to stay’, influenced by Old French mesnie ‘household’, both ultimately based on Latin manere ‘remain’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: menagerie