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zoonoun [C]

uk   us   /zuː/ (plural zoos) (old-fashioned formal zoological gardens)
A1 an area in which animals, especially wild animals, are kept so that people can go and look at them or study them a place where there are a lot of people and their behaviour is not well organized or controlled: The school cafeteria is a zoo.
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in Arabic حَديقة حَيوان…
in Korean 동물원…
in Malaysian zoo…
in French zoo…
in Turkish hayvanat bahçesi…
in Italian giardino zoologico…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指野生)動物園…
in Russian зоопарк…
in Polish zoo…
in Vietnamese sở thú…
in Spanish zoo, parque zoológico…
in Portuguese zoológico…
in Thai สวนสัตว์…
in German der Zoo…
in Catalan zoo…
in Japanese 動物園…
in Indonesian kebun binatang…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指野生)动物园…
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