from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or produced by animals, especially poultry, that range freely for food, rather than being confined in an enclosure: free-range chickens.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or produced by animals that are allowed to roam freely, rather than being confined indoors.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. permitted to graze or forage rather than being confined to a feedlot; -- of livestock and domestic poultry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of livestock and domestic poultry; permitted to graze or forage rather than being confined to a feedlot
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The RSPCA changed its approved pig farming scheme in August last year and removed references to the term "free-range" when classifying and labelling pig production systems.
Some egg farms are indoor floor operations and these are sometimes erroneously referred to as free-range operations.
Serves 10-1260g digestive biscuits (4 biscuits)60g ginger nuts (6 biscuits)50g butterA pinch of salt600g full-fat cream cheese, at room temperature200g sour cream4 tbsp cornflour150g caster sugarZest of ½ a lemon, finely grated1 tsp vanilla extract4 large free-range eggs, at room temperature, plus 1 egg white1.
Now is the time to make this connection, because current national discussions about food rely on catchphrases that will look familiar to hunters: locally harvested, free-range, organic, humanely slaughtered.
Meanwhile, in "Young Adult," an early indicator of the protagonist's free-range narcissism is the aging blond babe's casually neglectful treatment of her pet Pomeranian.
If you're an eco-conscious, socially responsible shopper like me, you probably buy organic dairy and free-range grass-fed meats, as well as earth-friendly dish soaps, detergents, and shampoos.
Poundbury Farm Way, Dorchester (+44 (0)1305 216788, olivesetal.co.uk)Part patisserie, part deli takeaway, Bella's speciality is fast-food lunches and snacks, mostly made to order using the finest local ingredients – free-range chicken, eggs and pork, quality meats from Bridport butcher Framptons, Clipper teas (based in nearby Beaminster) homemade cakes, sweets and quiches.
Gourmet pies include a beef and horseradish, or free-range chicken and apricot.
Because nothing is more 'free-range, organic, local and humanely harvested' than hunting.
Problems included not sitting together on a flight, not knowing whether a chicken is free-range and a breaking crisis about how to un-invite friends to your summer house: