cage bird


cage bird
noun
: a bird adaptable to being kept in a cage

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a bird that is commonly kept in a cage as a pet.
[1620-30]

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cage bird,
a bird, such as a parakeet or canary, commonly kept in a cage: »

A budgerigar had alighted on the roadside fence…not, perhaps, the natural setting for a cage bird (London Times).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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