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MENAGERIE

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 108 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MENAGERIE, a collection of wild animals kept for show or exhibition. The word is particularly applied to travelling exhibitions of wild animals, attached to a circus or other show, " zoological gardens "(q.v.) being the term generally applied to large stationary and permanent exhibitions, arranged on a scientific system. The French menagerie (from menage, O. Fr. mesnage, Lat. mansionaticum, mansio, house, cf. " manage ") originally meant the administration of a household or farm, with special reference to the live stock.
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