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wild British & World English

(Of an animal or plant) living or growing in the natural environment; not domesticated or cultivated

wild English Thesaurus

wild animals

hog-wild British & World English

Out of control

run wild British & World English

Grow or develop without restraint or discipline

wild arum British & World English

Another term for cuckoo pint.

wild cane British & World English

Another name for giant reed

wild card British & World English

A playing card that can have any value, suit, colour, or other property in a game at the discretion of the player holding it

wild dog British & World English

A wild member of the dog family, especially the hunting dog of Africa, the dhole of India, or the dingo of Australia

wild duck British & World English

Another term for mallard.

wild-eyed British & World English

(Of a person or animal) having an expression of panic or desperation in their eyes

wild man British & World English

A man with a fierce or wildly unruly nature

wild oat British & World English

An Old World grass which is related to the cultivated oat and is commonly found as a weed of other cereals

wild rice British & World English

A tall aquatic American grass related to rice, with edible grains

wild silk British & World English

Coarse silk produced by wild silkworms, especially tussore

wild type British & World English

A strain, gene, or characteristic which prevails among individuals in natural conditions, as distinct from an atypical mutant type

Wild West British & World English

The western regions of the US in the 19th century, when they were lawless frontier districts. The Wild West was the last of a succession of frontiers formed as settlers moved gradually further west

wild-caught British & World English

(Of an animal) taken from the wild rather than bred from captive stock

wild cherry British & World English

Another term for gean.

wild dagga British & World English

A preparation made from a southern African shrub of the mint family, used similarly to cannabis

wild flower British & World English

A flower of an uncultivated variety or a flower growing freely without human intervention

wild garlic British & World English

Another term for ramsons.

wild ginger British & World English

A North American plant with an aromatic root which is used as a ginger substitute

wild pitch British & World English

A pitch which is not hit by the batter and cannot be stopped by the catcher, enabling a base runner to advance

wild water British & World English

Another term for white water.

wild hyacinth British & World English

Scottish term for bluebell111.

wild swimming British & World English

The practice or activity of swimming for pleasure in natural waters, typically rivers and lakes

wild and woolly British & World English

Uncouth in appearance or behaviour

wild colonial boy British & World English

An outlaw who lives in the bush

wild goose chase British & World English

A foolish and hopeless search for or pursuit of something unattainable

sow one's wild oats British & World English

Go through a period of wild or promiscuous behaviour while young

wild horses wouldn't —— British & World English

Used to convey that nothing could persuade or force one to do something

wild man of the woods British & World English

A man or supposed semi-human creature living in a wild state in woodland

run wild in wild British & World English

Grow or develop without restraint or discipline

wildcat British & World English

A small native Eurasian and African cat that is typically grey with black markings and a bushy tail, noted for its ferocity

boar British & World English

A tusked Eurasian wild pig from which domestic pigs are descended, exterminated in Britain in the 17th century

wild boar in boar British & World English

A tusked Eurasian wild pig from which domestic pigs are descended, exterminated in Britain in the 17th century

wild basil in basil British & World English

A European plant which grows in hedges and scrub

wild-pitch in wild pitch British & World English

Enable (a base runner) to advance by making a wild pitch

wild oat in oat British & World English

Used in names of wild grasses related to the cultivated oat, e.g. wild oat

run wild in wild English Thesaurus

the vegetable garden had been allowed to run wild

wild and woolly in wild British & World English

Uncouth in appearance or behaviour

wild marjoram in marjoram British & World English

another term for oregano.

wild arum in arum British & World English

A European plant which has arrow-shaped leaves and a broad leafy spathe enclosing a club-shaped spadix. Pollination is by small flies which are temporarily trapped by the plant

wild duck in duck1 British & World English

A waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a waddling gait

wild rice in rice British & World English

A swamp grass which is widely cultivated as a source of food, especially in Asia

sow one's wild oats in oat British & World English

Go through a period of wild or promiscuous behaviour while young


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