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wilderness area

noun, often capitalized W&A

Simple Definition of wilderness area

  • : a large area of public land that is kept in its natural state

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wilderness area

  1. :  an often large tract of public land maintained essentially in its natural state and protected against introduction of intrusive artifacts (as roads and buildings)

1928

First Known Use of wilderness area

1928


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