insectarium etymology

English word insectarium comes from English insect, English -arium

Detailed word origin of insectarium

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
insect English (eng) (colloquial) Any small arthropod similar to an insect including spiders, centipedes, millipedes, etc. (derogatory) A contemptible or powerless person.. An arthropod in the class Insecta, characterized by six legs, up to four wings, and a chitinous exoskeleton.
-arium English (eng) A device associated with a specified function.. A place associated with a specified thing.
insectarium English (eng) A type of live insect zoo, or a museum or exhibit of live insects and similar arthropods.

Words with the same origin as insectarium

Descendants of -arium
dolphinarium formicarium gerbilarium magnetarium oceanarium ophidiarium orchidarium orphanarium penguinarium planetarium septarium termitarium terrarium xylarium