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wildwood Line breaks: wild|wood
Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪldwʊd/

Definition of wildwood in English:


chiefly literary
An uncultivated wood or forest that has been allowed to grow naturally.
Example sentences
  • There was heroic, life-shortening labour in hacking the earliest fields out of the post-glacial wildwood and scrub, but nothing to envy save the sheer fortitude of those who accomplished it.
  • Isn't it to do with being a man-at-arms, with strapping on armour and sallying forth into the wildwood on your horse, your lady's token on your arm, to right wrongs and do great deeds?
  • These old trees are the result not of the wildwood (of the Ice Age 13 millennia before) but of wooded pasture.

Words that rhyme with wildwood

satinwood • plywood
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