One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An enclosure or building in which platypuses are kept.‘he will grow up to entertain visitors in the reserve's platypussary’
- ‘Its home was a "platypussary" constructed in the garden.’
- ‘The original doorway up on the north side of the Platypussary was abandoned.’
- ‘He describes his method of creating a portable platypussary.’
- ‘There is a good chance that he will survive and grow up to entertain visitors in the Reserve's platypussary.’
- ‘I had to wait until I visited a local naturalist with a miniature nature reserve, complete with a platypussary.’
- ‘It offered a great many attractions, including a platypussary.’
- ‘He designed a platypussary, in which one of the monotremes lived for months and was seen by thousands of people.’
- ‘A platypussary displaying the delicate and unique monotreme was the central feature of the section.’
- ‘The highlight of the Australian section was a platypussary.’
- ‘He was responsible for designing the platypussary that took five platypuses to the New York Zoo in 1922.’
1930s: from platypus + -ary.
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