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free-range Syllabification: free-range
Pronunciation: /ˈˌfrē ˈˌrānj/

Definition of free-range in English:


1(Of livestock, especially poultry) kept in natural conditions, with freedom of movement.
Example sentences
  • Their livestock consists of Hereford and Aberdeen Angus cattle and free-range hens.
  • According to the council's statistics in 2002, 188.6 million broiler chickens and 164.4 million free-range chickens were produced domestically.
  • The herb-basted free-range chicken was tender and buttery.
1.1(Of eggs) produced by birds reared under natural conditions.
Example sentences
  • Milk, cheese, free-range eggs, yoghurt, soya milk, tofu, beans, cereals and grains are a few of the options, while good sources of energy include lentils with vegetable oil, avocado, cheese or smooth nut butter.
  • Any reservations the organisers had about the timing or venue of the market were quickly dispelled as free-range eggs, vegetables, herbs and sauces left the premises in a frenzy of trading for the couple of hours of business.
  • Products on sale at last week's market included organic vegetables, cheese, smoked fish, free-range eggs, herbs, home-made ice - cream and deli cuisine.
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