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



BrE BrE//ˌəʊʃəˈneəriəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊʃəˈneriəm//
Animal homes
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an extremely large container in which fish and other sea creatures are kept to be seen by the public or to be studied by scientists see also aquarium See related entries: Animal homes Word Origin1940s: from ocean, on the pattern of aquarium.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: oceanarium