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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 ?
Little Toomai looked back, and behind him a great wild tusker with his little pig's eyes glowing like hot coals was just lifting himself out of the misty river.
There were white-tusked wild males, with fallen leaves and nuts and twigs lying in the wrinkles of their necks and the folds of their ears; fat, slow-footed she-elephants, with restless, little pinky black calves only three or four feet high running under their stomachs; young elephants with their tusks just beginning to show, and very proud of them; lanky, scraggy old-maid elephants, with their hollow anxious faces, and trunks like rough bark; savage old bull elephants, scarred from shoulder to flank with great weals and cuts of bygone fights, and the caked dirt of their solitary mud baths dropping from their shoulders; and there was one with a broken tusk and the marks of the full-stroke, the terrible drawing scrape, of a tiger's claws on his side.
Toomai knew that so long as he lay still on Kala Nag's neck nothing would happen to him, for even in the rush and scramble of a Keddah drive a wild elephant does not reach up with his trunk and drag a man off the neck of a tame elephant.
He shall take no harm in the Keddah when he runs under their bellies to rope the wild tuskers; and if he slips before the feet of the charging bull elephant, the bull elephant shall know who he is and shall not crush him.
And at that last wild yell the whole line flung up their trunks till the tips touched their foreheads, and broke out into the full salute--the crashing trumpet-peal that only the Viceroy of India hears, the Salaamut of the Keddah.
I do not know of any poetry to quote which adequately expresses this yearning for the Wild.
The wildest dreams of wild men, even, are not the less true, though they may not recommend themselves to the sense which is most common among Englishmen and Americans today.
I love even to see the domestic animals reassert their native rights--any evidence that they have not wholly lost their original wild habits and vigor; as when my neighbor's cow breaks out of her pasture early in the spring and boldly swims the river, a cold, gray tide, twenty-five or thirty rods wide, swollen by the melted snow.
I rejoice that horses and steers have to be broken before they can be made the slaves of men, and that men themselves have some wild oats still left to sow before they become submissive members of society.
I see in my mind a herd of wild creatures swarming over the earth, and to each the herdsman has affixed some barbarous sound in his own dialect.
It may be given to a savage who retains in secret his own wild title earned in the woods.
The Spaniards have a good term to express this wild and dusky knowledge--Gramatica parda--tawny grammar, a kind of mother-wit derived from that same leopard to which I have referred.