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wild-caught

Syllabification: wild-caught
Pronunciation: /ˈwīldˌkôt
 
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Definition of wild-caught in English:

adjective

(Of an animal) taken from the wild rather than bred from captive stock.
Example sentences
  • Gallinaceous birds seem to be ideal model hosts for this kind of experimental study because wild-caught birds can be bred and raised in captivity and released successfully into wild populations.
  • Therefore, I measured the average extraction rate of each species separately using wild-caught birds that I put into a large aviary.
  • His organization opposes the trade in wild-caught birds because of conservation and cruelty concerns, but he warns of its health hazards as well.

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