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ferine

[ feer-ahyn, -in ]
/ ˈfɪər aɪn, -ɪn /
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adjective

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Origin of ferine

1530–40; <Latin ferīnus, equivalent to fer(a) a wild animal (noun use of feminine of ferus wild) + -īnus-ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for ferine

ferine
/ (ˈfɪəraɪn) /

adjective

another word for feral 1, feral 1
C17: from Latin ferīnus, of wild animals, from fera wild beast
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