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fer·al

(fer'ăl),
1. Denoting an animal that is wild and untamed.
2. An animal that was domesticated or tamed and returned to the wild.
3. Pertaining to wild beasts.
[L. fera, wild beast]
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feral

(fîr′əl, fĕr′-)
adj.
a. Having returned to an untamed state from domestication: a pack of feral dogs.
b. Existing in a wild or untamed state.
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feral

(of plants and animals) existing in a wild state, outside human cultivation or habitation.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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