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Friday, May 23, 2014

Definitions for wildling

  1. a wild plant, flower, or animal.

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Citations for wildling
It is well to remember that when a fruit tree has its vital power weakened and the necessities of culture results in this, the tree is much more liable to disease, than when it is as healthy as a wildling in a place where the art of the fruit grower has never been called into play. Edited by Thomas Meehan, The Gardener's Monthly and Horticulturist, 1879
This little wildling that looked like a hill pony made the fastest horse Albrin had bred seem a plodding workhorse in comparison. Patricia Briggs, The Hob's Bargain, 2001
Origin of wildling
1830-1840
Wildling joins the word wild, "living in a state of nature," with -ling, an Old English suffix meaning "a person or thing concerned with." It entered English in the mid-1800s.