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wonderland

[wuhn-der-land] /ˈwʌn dərˌlænd/
noun
1.
a land of wonders or marvels.
2.
a wonderful country or region:
a wonderland of rare plants and flowers; a winter wonderland.
Origin of wonderland
1780-1790
First recorded in 1780-90; wonder + -land
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  • So odd and gnomelike was he that he might have stepped out of the pages of "Alice in wonderland."

    Pee-wee Harris Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Alice need not have gone to wonderland; she should have come to Japan.

  • New Zealanders delight to speak of their country as the wonderland of the South.

    Recollections David Christie Murray
  • Think of the rotten time Alice would have had in wonderland if she hadn't been broad-minded.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • "It has a true Alice in wonderland tang," agreed Miriam solemnly.

British Dictionary definitions for wonderland

wonderland

/ˈwʌndəˌlænd/
noun
1.
an imaginary land of marvels or wonders
2.
an actual place or scene of great or strange beauty or wonder
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Word Origin and History for wonderland
n.

"imaginary realm," 1790, from wonder + land (n.).

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