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wilding

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noun wild·ing \ˈwīl-diŋ\

Definition of wilding

  1. 1 a :  a plant growing uncultivated in the wild either as a native or an escape; especially :  a wild apple or crab apple b :  the fruit of a wilding

  2. 2 :  a wild animal



Origin of wilding

1wild + 2-ing


First Known Use: circa 1525


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wilding

adjective wild·ing

Definition of wilding

  1. :  not domesticated or cultivated :  wild



Examples of wilding

  1. <a herd of wilding mustangs>



1697

First Known Use of wilding

1697


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