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wild [ waild] a.野生的;野蛮的

wild [waild] a. 未开发的,荒凉的;野生的,野的

wild speculation 漫天要价

sell like wild fire 畅销,销得很快

run wild 到处跑

My suggestions to deal with the problem are as follows. To begin with, it is urgent to create nature reserves. Secondly, certain rare wild animals that are going to be extinct should be collected, fed and reproduced artificially. Finally, those who hunter them must be punished severely.
我对解决这个问题的建议如下:首先,迫在眉睫的是建立自然保护区。其次,有些濒临灭绝的珍稀野生动物应该收捕、人工喂养并繁殖。最后,对于捕猎珍稀野生动物的人必须严惩。

The audience was /were wild with joy.
观众欣喜若狂。

The audience was /were wild with joy.
观众欣喜若狂。

The wild animals roared in the woods.
那头野兽在丛林里大吼大叫。

Visitors to the natural park are told to stay away from wild animals.
到天然公园参观的人被告知别靠近野生动物。

All the wild plants are in bloom.
野生植物正百花盛开。

North America has the world's best climate for wild grapes.
北美的气候是世界上最适合野生葡萄生长的。

白费劲。
a wild-goose chase *wild goose表示“过路的大雁”,chase意为“追赶”。会话中常用。
Did you find him. (你找到他了吗?)
No, he led me on a wild-goose chase. (没有,白费了半天劲。)

When reports came into London zoo that a wild puma had been spotted forty-five miles south of London,they were not taken seriously.
据伦敦消息报道,一只野生的美洲狮在距伦敦南面45英里处被发现,这些报告并没有受到重视。

It is disturbing to think that a dangerous wild animal is still at large in the quiet countryside.
想到在宁静的乡村里有一关危险的野兽继续逍遥流窜,真令人担心。

keep in line管束
He needs to be kept in line. He's too wild.
他太野了,要好好管束一下。

run wild 到处跑

be wild with jay 欣喜

- skate on thin ice 如履薄冰,冒风险
We are skating on thin ice if we continue killing wild animals.

- Hold one's tongue 保持沉默
I can no longer hold my tongue when I see so many wild animals have become extinct.

We quote this article at $250 per M/T C&F.
我们报成本加运费价每吨250美圆。
My offer was based on reasonable profit, not on wild speculations.
我的报价以合理利润为依据,不是漫天要价。

猖 [chāng] /mad/wild/

猖獗 [chāng jué] /rampant/wild/unchecked/

猖披 [chāng pī] /wild/unrestrained/

大雁 [dà yàn] /(n) wild migratory goose/

疯 [fēng] /insane/mad/wild/

开垦 [kāi kěn] /(v) put under the plough; clear a wild area for cultivation/

狸 [lí] /(dog)/wild cat/

唳 [lì] /cry of a crane or wild goose/

蔓菁 [mán jing ] /turnip/wild cabbage/

貉 [mò] /name of a wild tribe/silent/

貊 [mò] /name of a wild tribe/silent/

蔷 [qiáng] /wild rose/

雁 [yàn] /wild goose/

野 [yě] /field/plain/open space/limit/boundary/rude/wild/

野生 [yě shēng] /wild/undomesticated/

野生动物 [yě shēng dòng wù] /wild animal/

野心 [yě xīn] /wild schemes/wild ambitions/
Wild Bill Donovan would have loved the Internet.
比尔·多诺汶肯定会喜欢网络。
The American spymaster who built the Office of Strategic Services in the World War II and later laid the roots for the CIA was fascinated with information.
这位美国间谍大王对情报着迷,他曾经在第二次世界大战时建立了战略事务办公室,后来又为中央情报局的成立打下了基础。

While often praised by foreigners for its emphasis on the basics, Japanese education tends to stress test taking and mechanical learning over creativity and self-expression.
虽然日本的教育因强调基础知识而经常受到外国人的赞扬,但是它往往强调考试和机械学习,而不重视创造性和自我表现。
"Those things that do not show up in the test scores — personality, ability, courage or humanity are completely ignored," says Toshiki Kaifu, chairman of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's education committee.
“在考分中得不到体现的那些东西——个性、能力、勇气或人性——完全被忽视,”执政的自民党教育委员会主席Toshiki Kaifu说,
"Frustration against this kind of thing leads kids to drop out and run wild."
“对这类事情灰心丧气,致使孩子辍学、放荡不羁。”

{adj: angry, furious, raging, tempestuous, wild} (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
"angry clouds on the horizon"
"furious winds"
"the raging sea"

{adj: barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild} without civilizing influences
"barbarian invaders"
"barbaric practices"
"a savage people"
"fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade
"wild tribes"

{adj: baseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted, wild} without a basis in reason or fact
"baseless gossip"
"the allegations proved groundless"
"idle fears"
"unfounded suspicions"
"unwarranted jealousy"

{adj: conspecific} belonging to the same species
"cultivated cabbage and wild cabbage are conspecific"

{adj: coy} modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures
"like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled"

{adj: crazy, wild} intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with
"crazy about cars and racing"

{adj: desert, godforsaken, waste, wild} located in a dismal or remote area; desolate
"a desert island"
"a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"
"a wild stretch of land"
"waste places"

{adj: fantastic, wild} extravagantly fanciful and unrealistic; foolish
"a fantastic idea of his own importance"

{adj: farcical, ludicrous, ridiculous} broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
"the wild farcical exuberance of a clown"
"ludicrous green hair"

{adj: feral, ferine, savage} wild and menacing
"a ferocious dog"

{adj: harsh, rough} unpleasantly stern
"wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"
"the nomad life is rough and hazardous"

{adj: hazardous, risky, wild} involving risk or danger
"skydiving is a hazardous sport"
"extremely risky going out in the tide and fog"
"a wild financial scheme"

{adj: hoydenish, tomboyish} used of girls; wild and boisterous

{adj: naturalized, naturalised} planted so as to give an effect of wild growth
"drifts of naturalized daffodils"

{adj: one-eyed} having or showing only one eye
"one-eyed Jacks are wild"
"the three one-eyed Cyclopes of Greek myth"

{adj: populated} furnished with inhabitants
"the area is well populated"
"forests populated with all kinds of wild life"

{adj: provident} careful in regard to your own interests
"the prudent use and development of resources"
"wild squirrels are provident"

{adj: provident} providing carefully for the future
"wild squirrels are provident"
"a provident father plans for his children's education"
<-> improvident

{adj: quixotic, romantic, wild-eyed} not sensible about practical matters; unrealistic
"as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood"
"a romantic disregard for money"
"a wild-eyed dream of a world state"

{adj: raving, raving mad, wild} talking or behaving irrationally
"a raving lunatic"

{adj: semi-wild} partially wild

{adj: tame, tamed} brought from wildness into a domesticated state
"tame animals"
"fields of tame blueberries"
<-> wild

{adj: tame} very restrained or quiet
"a tame Christmas party"
"she was one of the tamest and most abject creatures imaginable with no will or power to act but as directed"
<-> wild

{adj: uncombed} (of hair) not combed
"he was unwashed and uncombed with his clothes half buttoned"
"wild unkempt hair"
<-> combed

{adj: unimproved} (of land) not cleared of trees and brush; in the wild or natural state
"a farm with 50 acres of unimproved and 68 acres of improved land"
"unimproved woodlands"

{adj: unkempt} not neatly combed
"wild unkempt hair"

{adj: violent, wild} (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud
"a violent clash of colors"
"her dress was a violent red"
"a violent noise"
"wild colors"
"wild shouts"

{adj: wild, untamed} in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated
"wild geese"
"edible wild plants"
<-> tame

{adj: wild-eyed} appearing extremely agitated
"crowded the wild-eyed animals into a truck"

{adj: wild} deviating widely from an intended course
"a wild bullet"
"he threw a wild pitch"

{adj: wild} in a state of extreme emotion
"wild with anger"
"wild with grief"

{adj: wild} marked by extreme lack of restraint or control
"wild talk"
"wild parties"
<-> tame

{adv: chaotically} in a wild and confused manner
"the drugged man was talking chaotically"

{adv: furiously} (of the elements) in a wild and stormy manner
"winds were blowing furiously"

{adv: harum-scarum, pell-mell} in a wild or reckless manner
"dashing harum-scarum all over the place"
"running pell-mell up the stairs"

{adv: rampantly, wild} in an uncontrolled and rampant manner
"weeds grew rampantly around here"

{adv: wild} in a wild or undomesticated manner
"growing wild"
"roaming wild"

{n: African wild ass, Equus asinus} a wild ass of Africa

{n: Allegheny plum, Alleghany plum, sloe, Prunus alleghaniensis} wild plum of northeastern United States having dark purple fruits with yellow flesh

{n: American feverfew, wild quinine, prairie dock, Parthenium integrifolium} stout perennial herb of the eastern United States with whitish flowers; leaves traditionally used by Catawba Indians to treat burns

{n: American pasqueflower, Eastern pasque flower, wild crocus, lion's beard, prairie anemone, blue tulip, American pulsatilla, Pulsatilla patens, Anemone ludoviciana} short hairy perennial with early spring blue-violet or lilac flowers; North America and Siberia

{n: American red plum, August plum, goose plum, Prunus americana} wild plum trees of eastern and central North America having red-orange fruit with yellow flesh

{n: American spikenard, petty morel, life-of-man, Aralia racemosa} unarmed woody rhizomatous perennial plant distinguished from wild sarsaparilla by more aromatic roots and panicled umbels; southeastern North America to Mexico

{n: Ammotragus, genus Ammotragus} genus of wild sheep

{n: Aristolochiaceae, family Aristolochiaceae, birthwort family} family of birthworts (including wild ginger)

{n: Asarum, genus Asarum} wild ginger

{n: Asian wild ox} genus of Asiatic wild oxen

{n: Bibos, genus Bibos} wild ox

{n: Bos, genus Bos} wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini

{n: Branta, genus Branta} wild geese

{n: Burk, Martha Jane Burk, Burke, Martha Jane Burke, Calamity Jane} United States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903)

{n: Canada lily, wild yellow lily, meadow lily, wild meadow lily, Lilium canadense} common lily of the eastern United States having nodding yellow or reddish flowers spotted with brown

{n: Canada wild rye, Elymus canadensis} North American wild rye

{n: Canis, genus Canis} type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals

{n: Chen, subgenus Chen} wild goose having white adult plumage

{n: Chiacoan peccary} a recently discovered large wild pig of Paraguay

{n: Chinese chestnut, Castanea mollissima} a small tree with small sweet nuts; wild or naturalized in Korea and China

{n: Chinese goose, Anser cygnoides} very large wild goose of northeast Asia; interbreeds freely with the greylag

{n: Clinopodium, genus Clinopodium} wild basil

{n: Cody, William F. Cody, William Frederick Cody, Buffalo Bill, Buffalo Bill Cody} United States showman famous for his Wild West Show (1846-1917)

{n: Cuon, Cyon, genus Cuon, genus Cyon} Asiatic wild dog

{n: Dall sheep, Dall's sheep, white sheep, Ovis montana dalli} large white wild sheep of northwestern Canada and Alaska

{n: Elymus, genus Elymus} tall tufted perennial grasses (such as lyme grass or wild rye)

{n: European chestnut, sweet chestnut, Spanish chestnut, Castanea sativa} wild or cultivated throughout southern Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia

{n: Everglades National Park} a national park in Florida containing an immense subtropical wilderness with mangrove swamps and rare birds and wild animals

{n: Goodall, Jane Goodall} English zoologist noted for her studies of chimpanzees in the wild (born in 1934)

{n: Hickock, Wild Bill Hickock, James Butler Hickock} frontier marshal whose adventures have become legendary (1837-1876)

{n: Hooker's onion, Allium acuminatum} a common North American wild onion with a strong onion odor and an umbel of pink flowers atop a leafless stalk; British Columbia to California and Arizona and east to Wyoming and Colorado

{n: Indian tobacco, bladderpod, Lobelia inflata} North American wild lobelia having small blue flowers and inflated capsules formerly used as an antispasmodic

{n: Iowa crab, Iowa crab apple, prairie crab, western crab apple, Malus ioensis} wild crab apple of western United States with fragrant pink flowers

{n: Irvingia, genus Irvingia} wild mango

{n: Lathyrus, genus Lathyrus} genus of climbing herbs of Old World and temperate North and South America: vetchling; wild pea

{n: Marco Polo sheep, Marco Polo's sheep, Ovis poli} Asiatic wild sheep with exceptionally large horns; sometimes considered a variety of the argali (or Ovis ammon)

{n: Meleagris, genus Meleagris} type genus of the Meleagrididae: wild and domestic turkeys

{n: Mojave aster, Machaeranthera tortifoloia} wild aster having greyish leafy stems and flower heads with narrow pale lavender or violet rays; of rocky desert slopes California to Arizona and Utah

{n: Oakley, Annie Oakley} United States sharpshooter who was featured in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (1860-1926)

{n: Plott hound} a brindle-coated American hound used in hunting bears and wild boars

{n: Przewalski's horse, Przevalski's horse, Equus caballus przewalskii, Equus caballus przevalskii} wild horse of central Asia that resembles an ass; now endangered

{n: Siberian crab, Siberian crab apple, cherry apple, cherry crab, Malus baccata} Asian wild crab apple cultivated in many varieties for it small acid usually red fruit used for preserving

{n: Streptopelia turtur} the common European wild dove noted for its plaintive cooing

{n: Virginia strawberry, scarlet strawberry, Fragaria virginiana} North American wild strawberry with sweet scarlet fruit; a source of many cultivated strawberries

{n: Wild West Show, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show} a spectacular show organized in 1883 by William F. Cody that featured horseback riding and marksmanship on a large scale; toured the United States and Europe

{n: Wild West} the western United States during its frontier period

{n: Zizania, genus Zizania} wild rice

{n: adventure, escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertaking} a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)

{n: aoudad, arui, audad, Barbary sheep, maned sheep, Ammotragus lervia} wild sheep of northern Africa

{n: aperea, wild cavy, Cavia porcellus} South American cavy; possibly ancestral to the domestic guinea pig

{n: argali, argal, Ovis ammon} wild sheep of semidesert regions in central Asia

{n: aurochs, urus, Bos primigenius} large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle

{n: babirusa, babiroussa, babirussa, Babyrousa Babyrussa} Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth

{n: band-tailed pigeon, band-tail pigeon, bandtail, Columba fasciata} wild pigeon of western North America; often mistaken for the now extinct passenger pigeon

{n: banteng, banting, tsine, Bos banteng} wild ox of the Malay Archipelago

{n: bayberry, bay-rum tree, Jamaica bayberry, wild cinnamon, Pimenta acris} West Indian tree; source of bay rum

{n: beach pea, sea pea, Lathyrus maritimus, Lathyrus japonicus} wild pea of seashores of north temperate zone having tough roots and purple flowers and useful as a sand binder

{n: beach strawberry, Chilean strawberry, Fragaria chiloensis} wild strawberry of western United States and South America; source of many varieties of cultivated strawberries

{n: bearded iris} any of numerous wild or cultivated irises with hairlike structures on the falls (the drooping sepals)

{n: beardless iris} any of numerous wild or cultivated irises having no hairs on the drooping sepals (the falls)

{n: beater} a worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter

{n: bellwort, merry bells, wild oats} any of various plants of the genus Uvularia having yellowish drooping bell-shaped flowers

{n: bezoar goat, pasang, Capra aegagrus} wild goat of Iran and adjacent regions

{n: bicolor lespediza, ezo-yama-hagi, Lespedeza bicolor} Asian shrub having conspicuous racemose rose-purple flowers widely used as an ornamental and in erosion control and as a source of feed for wild birds

{n: big cat, cat} any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild

{n: bighorn, bighorn sheep, cimarron, Rocky Mountain bighorn, Rocky Mountain sheep, Ovis canadensis} wild sheep of mountainous regions of western North America having massive curled horns

{n: bird feeder, birdfeeder, feeder} an outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds

{n: bird pepper, Capsicum frutescens baccatum, Capsicum baccatum} plant bearing very small and very hot oblong red fruits; includes wild forms native to tropical America; thought to be ancestral to the sweet pepper and many hot peppers

{n: bird, fowl} the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food

{n: black cherry, black cherry tree, rum cherry, Prunus serotina} large North American wild cherry with round black sour edible fruit

{n: blue false indigo, Baptisia australis} wild indigo of the eastern United States having racemes of blue flowers

{n: blue goose, Chen caerulescens} North American wild goose having dark plumage in summer but white in winter

{n: blue sky, blue, blue air, wild blue yonder} the sky as viewed during daylight
"he shot an arrow into the blue"

{n: boarhound} large hound used in hunting wild boars

{n: bog rose, wild pink, dragon's mouth, Arethusa bulbosa} a bog orchid with usually a solitary fragrant magenta pink blossom with a wide gaping corolla; Canada

{n: bounty hunter} a hunter who kills predatory wild animals in order to collect a bounty

{n: bucking bronco} a wild horse that is vicious and difficult or impossible to break in

{n: budgerigar, budgereegah, budgerygah, budgie, grass parakeet, lovebird, shell parakeet, Melopsittacus undulatus} small Australian parakeet usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred in many colors

{n: bullace, Prunus insititia} small wild or half-domesticated Eurasian plum bearing small ovoid fruit in clusters

{n: butterfly pea, Clitoria mariana} large-flowered wild twining vine of southeastern and central United States having pale blue flowers

{n: canasta, basket rummy, meld} a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank

{n: canvasback, canvasback duck, Aythya valisineria} North American wild duck valued for sport and food

{n: caprifig, Ficus carica sylvestris} wild variety of the common fig used to facilitate pollination of certain figs

{n: catgut, goat's rue, wild sweet pea, Tephrosia virginiana} perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone

{n: chachalaca} slender arboreal guan resembling a wild turkey; native to Central America and Mexico; highly regarded as game birds

{n: checkerbloom, wild hollyhock, Sidalcea malviflora} perennial purple-flowered wild mallow of western North America that is also cultivated

{n: cherry laurel, laurel cherry, mock orange, wild orange, Prunus caroliniana} small flowering evergreen tree of southern United States

{n: chigetai, dziggetai, Equus hemionus hemionus} Mongolian wild ass

{n: chokecherry, chokecherry tree, Prunus virginiana} a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birds

{n: climbing hempweed, climbing boneset, wild climbing hempweed, climbing hemp-vine, Mikania scandens} herb of tropical America having vanilla-scented flowers; climbs up trees

{n: common bearberry, red bearberry, wild cranberry, mealberry, hog cranberry, sand berry, sandberry, mountain box, bear's grape, creashak, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi} evergreen mat-forming shrub of North America and northern Eurasia having small white flowers and red berries; leaves turn red in autumn

{n: common lady's-slipper, showy lady's-slipper, showy lady slipper, Cypripedium reginae, Cypripedium album} pale pink wild orchid of northeastern America having an inflated pouchlike lip

{n: common vetchling, meadow pea, yellow vetchling, Lathyrus pratensis} scrambling perennial Eurasian wild pea having yellowish flowers and compressed seed pods; cultivated for forage

{n: cow parsley, wild chervil, Anthriscus sylvestris} coarse erect biennial Old World herb introduced as a weed in eastern North America

{n: crab-eating dog, crab-eating fox, Dusicyon cancrivorus} wild dog of northern South America

{n: crow garlic, false garlic, field garlic, stag's garlic, wild garlic, Allium vineale} pungent Old World wild onion

{n: crucian carp, Carassius carassius, Carassius vulgaris} European carp closely resembling wild goldfish

{n: crudeness, crudity, primitiveness, primitivism, rudeness} a wild or unrefined state

{n: dandelion green} edible leaves of the common dandelion collected from the wild; used in salads and in making wine

{n: dhole, Cuon alpinus} fierce wild dog of the forests of central and southeast Asia that hunts in packs

{n: dika bread} somewhat astringent paste prepared by grinding and heating seeds of the African wild mango; a staple food of some African peoples

{n: dika nut} edible oil-rich seed of wild mango

{n: dingo, warrigal, warragal, Canis dingo} wolflike yellowish-brown wild dog of Australia

{n: disorientation, freak out} a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)

{n: dog rose, Rosa canina} prickly wild rose with delicate pink or white scentless flowers; native to Europe

{n: domestic ass, donkey, Equus asinus} domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn

{n: drake} adult male of a wild or domestic duck

{n: duck} flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)

{n: duck} small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs

{n: escape} a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild

{n: false chamomile} any of various autumn-flowering perennials having white or pink to purple flowers that resemble asters; wild in moist soils from New Jersey to Florida and Texas

{n: ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, violence, wildness} the property of being wild or turbulent
"the storm's violence"

{n: feverroot, horse gentian, tinker's root, wild coffee, Triostium perfoliatum} coarse weedy American perennial herb with large usually perfoliate leaves and purple or dull red flowers

{n: field bindweed, wild morning-glory, Convolvulus arvensis} weakly climbing European perennial with white or pink flowers; naturalized in North America and an invasive weed

{n: field mustard, wild mustard, charlock, chadlock, Brassica kaber, Sinapis arvensis} weedy Eurasian plant often a pest in grain fields

{n: fowler} someone who hunts wild birds for food

{n: fox grape} purplish-black wild grape of the eastern United States with tough skins that slip easily from the flesh; cultivated in many varieties

{n: game} the flesh of wild animals that is used for food

{n: gaur, Bibos gaurus} wild ox of mountainous areas of eastern India

{n: gean, mazzard, mazzard cherry} wild or seedling sweet cherry used as stock for grafting

{n: genus Monarda} wild bergamot, horsemint, beebalm

{n: glade mallow, Napaea dioica} tall coarse American herb having palmate leaves and numerous small white dioecious flowers; found wild in most alluvial soils of eastern and central United States

{n: golden fig, Florida strangler fig, strangler fig, wild fig, Ficus aurea} a strangler tree native to southern Florida and West Indies; begins as an epiphyte eventually developing many thick aerial roots and covering enormous areas

{n: good-king-henry, allgood, fat hen, wild spinach, Chenopodium bonus-henricus} European plant naturalized in North America; often collected from the wild as a potherb

{n: goose} flesh of a goose (domestic or wild)

{n: greater water parsnip, Sium latifolium} large stout white-flowered perennial found wild in shallow fresh water; Europe

{n: greylag, graylag, greylag goose, graylag goose, Anser anser} common grey wild goose of Europe; ancestor of many domestic breeds

{n: groundnut, groundnut vine, Indian potato, potato bean, wild bean, Apios americana, Apios tuberosa} a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of Native Americans

{n: groundnut, potato bean, wild bean} nutlike tuber; important food of Native Americans

{n: guanaco, Lama guanicoe} wild llama

{n: heartleaf, heart-leaf, Asarum shuttleworthii} wild ginger having persistent heart-shaped pungent leaves; West Virginia to Alabama

{n: hedge bindweed, wild morning-glory, Calystegia sepium, Convolvulus sepium} common Eurasian and American wild climber with pink flowers; sometimes placed in genus Convolvulus

{n: herd} a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra

{n: hog peanut, wild peanut, Amphicarpaea bracteata, Amphicarpa bracteata} vine widely distributed in eastern North America producing racemes of purple to maroon flowers and abundant (usually subterranean) edible one-seeded pods resembling peanuts

{n: hog plum, wild plum} fruit of the wild plum of southern United States

{n: holly-leaved cherry, holly-leaf cherry, evergreen cherry, islay, Prunus ilicifolia} California evergreen wild plum with spiny leathery leaves and white flowers

{n: honker, Canada goose, Canadian goose, Branta canadensis} common greyish-brown wild goose of North America

{n: horsemint, Mentha longifolia} a coarse Old World wild water mint having long leaves and spikelike clusters of flowers; naturalized in the eastern United States

{n: hunt, hunting} the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport

{n: hunting and gathering tribe, hunting and gathering society} group that supports itself by hunting and fishing and be gathering wild fruits and vegetables; usually nomadic

{n: ibex, Capra ibex} wild goat of mountain areas of Eurasia and northern Africa having large recurved horns

{n: jointed charlock, wild radish, wild rape, runch, Raphanus raphanistrum} Eurasian weed having yellow or mauve or white flowers and podlike fruits

{n: jungle fowl, gallina} small Asiatic wild bird; believed to be ancestral to domestic fowl

{n: kiang, Equus kiang} wild ass of Tibet and Mongolia

{n: lair, den} the habitation of wild animals

{n: lamb's-quarter, pigweed, wild spinach} leaves collected from the wild

{n: lamb's-quarters, pigweed, wild spinach, Chenopodium album} common weedy European plant introduced into North America; often used as a potherb

{n: leek, scallion, Allium porrum} plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum

{n: llama} wild or domesticated South American cud-chewing animal related to camels but smaller and lacking a hump

{n: love-in-a-mist, running pop, wild water lemon, Passiflora foetida} tropical American passion flower with finely dissected bracts; stems malodorous when crushed

{n: mallard, Anas platyrhynchos} wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descended; widely distributed

{n: manila tamarind, camachile, huamachil, wild tamarind, Pithecellobium dulce} common thorny tropical American tree having terminal racemes of yellow flowers followed by sickle-shaped or circinate edible pods and yielding good timber and a yellow dye and mucilaginous gum

{n: marasca, marasca cherry, maraschino cherry, Prunus cerasus marasca} Dalmatian bitter wild cherry tree bearing fruit whose juice is made into maraschino liqueur

{n: maraschino, maraschino liqueur} distilled from fermented juice of bitter wild marasca cherries

{n: mayapple, May apple, wild mandrake, Podophyllum peltatum} North American herb with poisonous root stock and edible though insipid fruit

{n: menagerie, zoo, zoological garden} the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition

{n: monarda, wild bergamot} any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Monarda

{n: mouflon, moufflon, Ovis musimon} wild mountain sheep of Corsica and Sardinia

{n: mountain sheep} any wild sheep inhabiting mountainous regions

{n: mourning dove, Zenaidura macroura} wild dove of the United States having a mournful call

{n: muscovy duck, musk duck, Cairina moschata} large crested wild duck of Central America and South America; widely domesticated

{n: mycophagy} the practice of eating fungi (especially mushrooms collected in the wild)

{n: nodding onion, nodding wild onion, lady's leek, Allium cernuum} widely distributed North American wild onion with white to rose flowers

{n: ocellated turkey, Agriocharis ocellata} wild turkey of Central America and northern South America

{n: onager, Equus hemionus} Asiatic wild ass

{n: onrush} a forceful forward rush or flow
"from the bow she stared at the mesmerising onrush of the sea where it split and foamed"
"the explosion interrupted the wild onrush of her thoughts"

{n: oregano, marjoram, pot marjoram, wild marjoram, winter sweet, Origanum vulgare} aromatic Eurasian perennial

{n: orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia, riot, bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelry} a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

{n: ox, wild ox} any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos

{n: pansy, Viola tricolor hortensis} large-flowered garden plant derived chiefly from the wild pansy of Europe and having velvety petals of various colors

{n: pariah dog, pye-dog, pie-dog} ownerless half-wild mongrel dog common around Asian villages especially India

{n: partridge pea, sensitive pea, wild sensitive plant, Chamaecrista fasciculata, Cassia fasciculata} tropical American plant having leaflets somewhat sensitive to the touch; sometimes placed in genus Cassia

{n: peccary, musk hog} nocturnal gregarious pig-like wild animals of North America and South America

{n: pigeon} wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs

{n: pigsticking} the sport of hunting wild boar with spears

{n: pin cherry, Prunus pensylvanica} small shrubby North American wild cherry with small bright red acid fruit

{n: prairie gourd, prairie gourd vine, Missouri gourd, wild pumpkin, buffalo gourd, calabazilla, Cucurbita foetidissima} perennial vine of dry parts of central and southwestern United States and Mexico having small hard mottled green inedible fruit

{n: prickly lettuce, horse thistle, Lactuca serriola, Lactuca scariola} European annual wild lettuce having prickly stems; a troublesome weed in parts of United States

{n: rabbit burrow, rabbit hole} a hole in the ground as a nest made by wild rabbits

{n: rabbit, hare} flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food

{n: raccoon dog, Nyctereutes procyonides} small wild dog of eastern Asia having facial markings like those of a raccoon

{n: ramp, wild leek, Allium tricoccum} North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers

{n: razorback, razorback hog, razorbacked hog} a mongrel hog with a thin body and long legs and a ridged back; a wild or semi-wild descendant of improved breeds; found chiefly in the southeastern United States

{n: red bryony, wild hop, Bryonia dioica} bryony having fleshy roots pale green flowers and very small red berries; Europe; North Africa; western Asia

{n: rogue elephant} a wild and vicious elephant separated from the herd

{n: roughrider} a horseman skilled at breaking wild horses to the saddle

{n: safari park} an area of parkland where wild animals are kept and can be viewed by visitors driving through

{n: signal} any incitement to action
"he awaited the signal to start"
"the victory was a signal for wild celebration"

{n: silkworm, giant silkworm, wild wilkworm} larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon

{n: singletary pea, Caley pea, rough pea, wild winterpea, Lathyrus hirsutus} a weak-stemmed winter annual native to Mediterranean region for long established in southern United States; cultivated as a cover and pasture crop

{n: slender wild oat, Avena barbata} oat of southern Europe and southwestern Asia

{n: sowbread, Cyclamen hederifolium, Cyclamen neopolitanum} common wild European cyclamen with pink flowers

{n: stampede} a wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)

{n: steal} a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)

{n: sticky aster, Machaeranthera bigelovii} wild aster having leafy stems and flower heads with narrow bright reddish-lavender or purple rays; western Colorado to Arizona

{n: sweet cherry, Prunus avium} large Eurasian tree producing small dark bitter fruit in the wild but edible sweet fruit under cultivation

{n: sweet false chamomile, wild chamomile, German chamomile, Matricaria recutita, Matricaria chamomilla} annual Eurasian herb similar in fragrance and medicinal uses to chamomile though taste is more bitter and effect is considered inferior

{n: swing} a sweeping blow or stroke
"he took a wild swing at my head"

{n: tahoka daisy, tansy leaf aster, Machaeranthera tanacetifolia} wild aster with fernlike leaves and flower heads with very narrow bright purple rays; Alberta to Texas and Mexico

{n: tamer} an animal trainer who tames wild animals

{n: tape grass, eelgrass, wild celery, Vallisneria spiralis} submerged aquatic plant with ribbonlike leaves; Old World and Australia

{n: tarpan, Equus caballus gomelini} European wild horse extinct since the early 20th century

{n: taste} a brief experience of something
"he got a taste of life on the wild side"
"she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"

{n: tempestuousness} a state of wild storminess

{n: toadflax, butter-and-eggs, wild snapdragon, devil's flax, Linaria vulgaris} common European perennial having showy yellow and orange flowers; a naturalized weed in North America

{n: trail} a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country

{n: trifoliate orange, trifoliata, wild orange, Poncirus trifoliata} small fast-growing spiny deciduous Chinese orange tree bearing sweetly scented flowers and decorative but inedible fruit: used as a stock in grafting and for hedges

{n: trumpeter, trumpeter swan, Cygnus buccinator} large pure white wild swan of western North America having a sonorous cry

{n: turtledove} any of several Old World wild doves

{n: tusker} any mammal with prominent tusks (especially an elephant or wild boar)

{n: varmint, varment} any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote

{n: vicuna, Vicugna vicugna} small wild cud-chewing Andean animal similar to the guanaco but smaller; valued for its fleecy undercoat

{n: warrigal, warragal} Australian wild horse

{n: warthog} African wild swine with warty protuberances on the face and large protruding tusks

{n: water parsnip, Sium suave} stout white-flowered perennial found wild in shallow fresh water; northern United States and Asia

{n: wild China tree, Sapindus drumondii, Sapindus marginatus} deciduous tree of southwestern United States having pulpy fruit containing saponin

{n: wild angelica, Angelica sylvestris} European herb with compound leaves and white flowers; adventive on Cape Breton Island

{n: wild apple, crab apple, crabapple} any of numerous wild apple trees usually with small acid fruit

{n: wild ass} any of several equine mammals of Asia and northeast Africa

{n: wild basil, cushion calamint, Clinopodium vulgare, Satureja vulgaris} aromatic herb having heads of small pink or whitish flowers; widely distributed in United States, Europe and Asia

{n: wild boar, boar, Sus scrofa} Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States

{n: wild buckwheat, California buckwheat, Erigonum fasciculatum} low-growing shrub with spreading branches and flowers in loose heads; desert regions of western United States (California to Utah)

{n: wild cabbage, Brassica oleracea} wild original of cultivated cabbages; common in western coastal Europe

{n: wild calla, water arum, Calla palustris} plant of wetlands and bogs of temperate regions having small greenish flowers partly enclosed in a white spathe and red berries

{n: wild card} a playing card whose value can be determined by the person who holds it

{n: wild card} an unpredictable factor
"the weather was a wild card"

{n: wild carrot, Queen Anne's lace, Daucus carota} a widely naturalized Eurasian herb with finely cut foliage and white compound umbels of small white or yellowish flowers and thin yellowish roots

{n: wild celery, Apium graveolens} herb of Europe and temperate Asia

{n: wild cherry, wild cherry tree} an uncultivated cherry tree

{n: wild cherry} the fruit of the wild cherry tree

{n: wild cinnamon, white cinnamon tree, Canella winterana, Canella-alba} large evergreen shrub or small tree having white aromatic bark and leathery leaves and small purple to red flowers in terminal cymes

{n: wild cotton, Arizona wild cotton, Gossypium thurberi} shrub of southern Arizona and Mexico

{n: wild crab, Malus sylvestris} wild crab apple native to Europe; a chief ancestor of cultivated apples

{n: wild dog} any of various undomesticated mammals of the family Canidae that are thought to resemble domestic dogs as distinguished from jackals or wolves

{n: wild duck} an undomesticated duck (especially a mallard)

{n: wild fig, Clusia flava} a West Indies clusia having fig-shaped fruit

{n: wild garlic, wood garlic, Ramsons, Allium ursinum} pungent Old World weedy plant

{n: wild geranium, spotted cranesbill, Geranium maculatum} common wild geranium of eastern North America with deeply parted leaves and rose-purple flowers

{n: wild ginger} low-growing perennial herb with pungent gingery leaves and rhizomes

{n: wild goat} undomesticated goat

{n: wild hollyhock, Iliamna remota, Sphaeralcea remota} a rare mallow found only in Illinois resembling the common hollyhock and having pale rose-mauve flowers; sometimes placed in genus Sphaeralcea

{n: wild horse} undomesticated or feral domestic horse

{n: wild hyacinth, indigo squill, Camassia scilloides} eastern camas; eastern and central North America

{n: wild hyacinth, wood hyacinth, bluebell, harebell, Hyacinthoides nonscripta, Scilla nonscripta} sometimes placed in genus Scilla

{n: wild hydrangea, Hydrangea arborescens} deciduous shrub with creamy white flower clusters; eastern United States

{n: wild indigo, false indigo} any of several plants of the genus Baptisia

{n: wild leek, Levant garlic, kurrat, Allium ampeloprasum} coarse Old World perennial having a large bulb and tall stalk of greenish purple-tinged flowers; widely naturalized

{n: wild licorice, Galium lanceolatum} bedstraw with sweetish roots

{n: wild licorice, wild liquorice, American licorice, American liquorice, Glycyrrhiza lepidota} North American plant similar to true licorice and having a root with similar properties

{n: wild licorice, wild liquorice, Astragalus glycyphyllos} European perennial

{n: wild lily of the valley, Pyrola rotundifolia} evergreen with rounded leaves and very fragrant creamy-white flowers; widely distributed in northern parts of Old and New Worlds

{n: wild lily of the valley, shinleaf, Pyrola elliptica} North American evergreen with small pinkish bell-shaped flowers and oblong leaves used formerly for shinplasters

{n: wild lupine, sundial lupine, Indian beet, old-maid's bonnet, Lupinus perennis} stout perennial of eastern and central North America having palmate leaves and showy racemose blue flowers

{n: wild madder, white madder, white bedstraw, infant's-breath, false baby's breath, Galium mollugo} Eurasian herb with ample panicles of small white flowers; naturalized in North America

{n: wild man, feral man} a person who is not socialized

{n: wild mango, dika, wild mango tree, Irvingia gabonensis} African tree with edible yellow fruit resembling mangos; valued for its oil-rich seed and hardy green wood that resists termites

{n: wild medlar, wild medlar tree, medlar, Vangueria infausta} small deciduous tree of southern Africa having edible fruit

{n: wild oat, wild oat grass, Avena fatua} common in meadows and pastures

{n: wild olive, Elaeagnus latifolia} erect shrub or climber of India and China with red olivelike fruit

{n: wild onion} any of various plants of the genus Allium with edible bulbs found growing wild

{n: wild pansy, Johnny-jump-up, heartsease, love-in-idleness, pink of my John, Viola tricolor} a common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived

{n: wild parsley} any of various uncultivated umbelliferous plants with foliage resembling that of carrots or parsley

{n: wild parsnip, madnep} biennial weed in Europe and America having large pinnate leaves and yellow flowers and a bitter and somewhat poisonous root; the ancestor of cultivated parsnip

{n: wild peach, Kiggelaria africana} large much-branched shrub grown primarily for its evergreen foliage

{n: wild pea} any of various plants of the family Leguminosae that usually grow like vines

{n: wild pink, Silene caroliniana} perennial of eastern and central North America having short-stalked pink or white flowers in hairy clusters

{n: wild pitch} an errant pitch that the catcher cannot be expected to catch and that allows a base runner to advance a base

{n: wild plum, wild plum tree} an uncultivated plum tree or shrub

{n: wild potato vine, wild sweet potato vine, man-of-the-earth, manroot, scammonyroot, Ipomoea panurata, Ipomoea fastigiata} tropical American prostrate or climbing herbaceous perennial having an enormous starchy root; sometimes held to be source of the sweet potato

{n: wild potato, Solanum jamesii} erect or spreading perennial of southwestern United States and Mexico bearing small pale brown to cream tubers resembling potatoes

{n: wild raspberry, European raspberry, framboise, Rubus idaeus} the common European raspberry; fruit red or orange

{n: wild red oat, animated oat, Avene sterilis} Mediterranean oat held to be progenitor of modern cultivated oat

{n: wild rice, Indian rice} grains of aquatic grass of North America

{n: wild rice, Zizania aquatica} perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food

{n: wild rosemary, marsh tea, Ledum palustre} bog shrub of northern and central Europe and eastern Siberia to Korea and Japan

{n: wild rye} any of several grasses of the genus Elymus

{n: wild sage, wild clary, vervain sage, Salvia verbenaca} Eurasian sage with blue flowers and foliage like verbena; naturalized in United States

{n: wild sarsaparilla, false sarsaparilla, wild sarsparilla, Aralia nudicaulis} common perennial herb having aromatic roots used as a substitute for sarsaparilla; central and eastern North America

{n: wild senna, Senna marilandica, Cassia marilandica} North American perennial herb; leaves are used medicinally; sometimes placed in genus Cassia

{n: wild service tree, Sorbus torminalis} European tree bearing edible small speckled brown fruit

{n: wild sheep} undomesticated sheep

{n: wild spinach} leafy greens collected from the wild and used as a substitute for spinach

{n: wild spurge, flowering spurge, tramp's spurge, Euphorbia corollata} common perennial United States spurge having showy white petallike bracts

{n: wild strawberry, wood strawberry, Fragaria vesca} Europe

{n: wild tamarind, Lysiloma latisiliqua, Lysiloma bahamensis} a tree of the West Indies and Florida and Mexico; resembles tamarind and has long flat pods

{n: wild teasel, Dipsacus sylvestris} European teasel with white to pink flowers; naturalized in United States

{n: wild thyme, creeping thyme, Thymus serpyllum} aromatic dwarf shrub common on banks and hillsides in Europe; naturalized in United States

{n: wild tobacco, Indian tobacco, Nicotiana rustica} tobacco plant of South America and Mexico

{n: wild vanilla, Trilisa odoratissima} perennial of southeastern United States with leaves having the fragrance of vanilla

{n: wild wheat, wild emmer, Triticum dicoccum dicoccoides} found wild in Palestine; held to be prototype of cultivated wheat

{n: wild yam, Dioscorea paniculata} having a rhizome formerly dried and used to treat rheumatism or liver disorders

{n: wild, natural state, state of nature} a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
"he lived in the wild"
"they collected mushrooms in the wild"

{n: wild-goose chase} the fruitless pursuit of something unattainable

{n: wildcat} any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild

{n: wilderness, wild} a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
"it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers"

{n: wildflower, wild flower} wild or uncultivated flowering plant

{n: wildfowl} flesh of any of a number of wild game birds suitable for food

{n: wilding} a wild uncultivated plant (especially a wild apple or crabapple tree)

{n: wilding} an outrageous rampage usually involving sexual attacks by men on women

{n: wind poppy, flaming poppy, Stylomecon heterophyllum, Papaver heterophyllum} California wild poppy with bright red flowers

{n: woodland oxeye, Buphthalmum salicifolium} hairy Eurasian perennial having deep yellow daisies on lax willowy stems; found in the wild in open woodland and on rocky slopes

{n: yak, Bos grunniens} large long-haired wild ox of Tibet often domesticated

{v: civilize, civilise} raise from a barbaric to a civilized state
"The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized"


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