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zoonoun [C]

uk   us   /zuː/ (plural zoos) (old-fashioned formal zoological gardens)
A1 an ​area in which ​animals, ​especiallywildanimals, are ​kept so that ​people can go and ​look at them or ​study them a ​place where there are a lot of ​people and ​theirbehaviour is not well ​organized or ​controlled: The ​schoolcafeteria is a zoo.

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(Definition of zoo from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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zoonoun [C]

 us   /zu/ (plural zoos)
an ​area in which ​animals, esp. ​wildanimals, are ​kept so that ​people can go and ​look at them: The ​childrenlove to ​visit the ​elephants at the zoo.
(Definition of zoo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “zoo”
in Korean 동물원…
in Arabic حَديقة حَيوان…
in Malaysian zoo…
in French zoo…
in Russian зоопарк…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指野生)動物園…
in Italian giardino zoologico…
in Turkish hayvanat bahçesi…
in Polish zoo…
in Spanish zoo, parque zoológico…
in Vietnamese sở thú…
in Portuguese zoológico…
in Thai สวนสัตว์…
in German der Zoo…
in Catalan zoo…
in Japanese 動物園…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指野生)动物园…
in Indonesian kebun binatang…
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