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zoo

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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
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English

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Etymology

Shortened form of zoological garden, and now the usual form. See zoology, combining form of Greek zoion an animal, literally a living being, from PIE base * gwei- to live, life (cf. Greek bios life, Old English cwicu living; see bio-) + -logia study, from logos word.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
zoo

Plural
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  1. A park where live animals are exhibited.
  2. (figuratively) Any place that is wild, crowded, or chaotic.
    The shopping center was a zoo the week before Christmas.

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Czech

Noun

zoo f.

  1. zoo

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Esperanto

Noun

zoo (plural zooj, accusative singular zoon, accusative plural zoojn)

  1. zoo

French

Pronunciation

Noun

zoo m.

  1. zoo

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Italian

Noun

zoo m.

  1. zoo

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Spanish

Noun

zoo m.

  1. zoo

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