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  1. undomesticated animals living in the wild, including those hunted for food, sport, or profit.
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  1. of, for, or abounding in wildlife: a wildlife preserve.
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Origin of wildlife

First recorded in 1930–35; wild + life
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Related Words for wildlife

body, living, woman, survival, soul, person, growth, existence, man, consciousness, presence, essence, entity, individual, human, endurance, flesh, personage, breath, animation

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British Dictionary definitions for wildlife


  1. wild animals and plants collectively
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Word Origin and History for wildlife


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

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