wildlife

[ wahyld-lahyf ]
/ ˈwaɪldˌlaɪf /

noun

undomesticated animals living in the wild, including those hunted for food, sport, or profit.

adjective

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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British Dictionary definitions for wildlife

wildlife
/ (ˈwaɪldˌlaɪf) /

noun

wild animals and plants collectively
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