free-range

[ free-reynj ]
/ ˈfriˌreɪndʒ /

adjective

(of livestock and domestic poultry) permitted to graze or forage for grain, etc., rather than being confined to a feedlot or a small enclosure: a free-range pig.
of, relating to, or produced by free-range animals: free-range eggs.
Informal. noting or relating to a style of child rearing in which parents allow their children to move about without constant adult supervision:free-range kids;free-range parents.

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Origin of free-range

First recorded in 1910–15
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free-range

adjective

mainly British kept or produced in natural nonintensive conditionsfree-range hens; free-range eggs
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