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zoo

zoo

 
pronunciation:
zu
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part of speech: noun
inflections: zoos
definition 1: a place, usu. a park, where living animals, esp. wild ones, are kept in enclosures for public viewing; zoological garden.
 
synonyms:
menagerie, zoological garden
similar words:
vivarium
definition 2: a collection of live animals, esp. wild ones.
synonyms:
menagerie
definition 3: (informal) a group or situation considered to be wild, undisciplined, or animalistic.
synonyms:
bedlam, madhouse, three-ring circus
similar words:
chaos, circus, confusion, disarray, disorder
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