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wild

(wīld)
adj. wilder, wildest
Occurring, growing, or living in a natural state; not domesticated, cultivated, or tamed: wild geese; edible wild plants.

wild′ly adv.
wild′ness n.
Genetics Referring to that which has been neither intentionally inbred or genetically manipulated
Vox populi
(1) Referring to a natural environment; not domesticated—e.g., animals on the Serengeti
(2) Referring to a lack of inhibition and self-control

wild

adjective Referring to that which has been neither intentionally inbred or genetically manipulated

wild

Relating to an entity, such as a virus, bacterium or gene that arises naturally or that comes from a natural environment, rather than that originates in a laboratory or as a result of artificial circumstances.

wild

growing uncontrolled away from a domesticated environment. See under the name of the species, e.g. equid, sheep, swine, pig, turkey.

wild amaranth
amaranthuscruentus.
wild arum
arummaculatum.
wild barley
see hordeum.
wild black cherry, wild cherry
prunusserotina.
wild bleeding heart
dicentraeximia.
wild boar
the commonest wild pig. Shaped like a domestic pig but lean, long-legged and mean. They can move very quickly and have formidable tusks in their bottom jaws. Their long, pointed snout enables the pigs to get through undergrowth better than any other animal. Called also Sus scrofa.
wild carrot
wild chervil
chaerophyllumsylvestre.
wild coffee
see cassiaoccidentalis.
wild cotton
wild cotton bush
gomphocarpusphysocarpus.
wild cucumber
cucumistrigonus.
wild date
wild everlasting daisy
helichrysumargyrosphaerum.
wild flax
pimeleatrichostachya.
wild garlic
alliumursinum, A. vineale.
wild gooseberry
wild grackle
see grackle.
wild ground cherry
wild heliotrope
heliotropiumeuropaeum.
wild hop
rumexvesicarius.
wild hyacinth
scillanonscripta.
wild indigo
wild iris
see iris.
wild jasmine
cestrumdiurnum.
wild lettuce
wild lucerne
crotalariaglobifera, C. dura.
wild lupin
lupinuslaxiflorus.
wild mint
wild mustard
sinapisarvensis.
wild onion
alliumvalidum, dipcadiglaucum.
wild parsley
cymopteruslongipes.
wild parsnip
any of several plant species including trachymene, cicuta and a plant with the name Pastinaca sativa which is quite edible.
wild passion fruit
passiflorasubpeltata.
wild pea
lathyrusincanus, L. sylvestris.
wild pepper
daphnemezereum.
wild pineapple
wild potato bush
solanumesuriale.
wild radish
see raphanusraphanistrum.
wild red cherry
prunuspennsylvanica.
wild sorghum
sorghumverticilliflorum.
wild tobacco
wild tomato
solanumesuriale.
wild tree tobacco
solanummauritianum.
wild turnip
wild verbena
see verbenarigida.
wild watermelon
citrulluslanatus.
wild winter pea
see lathyrushirsutus.
References in classic literature ?
Hence the supposed aboriginal stocks must either still exist in the countries where they were originally domesticated, and yet be unknown to ornithologists; and this, considering their size, habits, and remarkable characters, seems very improbable; or they must have become extinct in the wild state.
Therefore all the wild elephants to-night will--but why should I waste wisdom on a river-turtle?
Her chronicles inform us when her wild animals, but not when the wild man in her, became extinct.
His hearing was suddenly acute; the myriad night-noises told him a luring and familiar story; and, if alone, he would begin to pace up and down the narrow room like any caged animal from the wild.
Buck's restlessness came back on him, and he was haunted by recollections of the wild brother, and of the smiling land beyond the divide and the run side by side through the wide forest stretches.
Close by I saw the wild arum, the roots of which, when well baked, are good to eat, and the young leaves better than spinach.
It is evident then that we may conclude of those things that are, that plants are created for the sake of animals, and animals for the sake of men; the tame for our use and provision; the wild, at least the greater part, for our provision also, or for some other advantageous purpose, as furnishing us with clothes, and the like.
The Wild Sow, whom you see daily digging up the earth, wishes to uproot the oak, so she may on its fall seize our families as food for her young.
Even in populated India a man cannot a day sit still before the wild things run over him as though he were a rock; and in that wilderness very soon the wild things, who knew Kali's Shrine well, came back to look at the intruder.
So for two days they pushed their way through the wild places of Navarre, past Fuente, over the rapid Ega, through Estella, until upon a winter's evening the mountains fell away from in front of them, and they saw the broad blue Ebro curving betwixt its double line or homesteads and of villages.
Yet the grey Manxman --the oldest mariner of all -- declared that the wild thrilling sounds that were heard, were the voices of newly drowned men in the sea.
After a long battle they managed to overcome the wild beasts, but the greater number of the men were killed.