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wildlife

[wahyld-lahyf] /ˈwaɪldˌlaɪf/
noun
1.
undomesticated animals living in the wild, including those hunted for food, sport, or profit.
adjective
2.
of, for, or abounding in wildlife:
a wildlife preserve.
Origin of wildlife
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; wild + life
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wildlife

/ˈwaɪldˌlaɪf/
noun
1.
wild animals and plants collectively
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Word Origin and History for wildlife
n.

"fauna of a region," 1879, from wild (adj.) + life.

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