Definitions

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  • adj. Partially domesticated; accustomed to living together with humans

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ domestic

Examples

  • These birds can also be kept in a semidomestic state in and around the farmyard.

    5 Chicken

  • Surprisingly, this semidomestic bird, which has been farmed for centuries, retains the characteristics (feather morphology, hardiness, social behavior) of its wild ancestor - even when subjected to the most modern intensive-rearing methods employing battery cages and artificial insemination.

    5 Chicken

  • Also, many semidomestic types in Africa deserve increased scientific assessment as scavenger birds.

    5 Chicken

  • Indians carried live hutias on voyages possibly in a semidomestic state as a source of food.

    15 Agouti

  • Arrowhead Ranch house were of a semidomestic character; from a marked incongruity in the sight of him, full panoplied for homicide, bearing armfuls of wood to the house; or, with his wicked hat pulled desperately over a scowling brow, and still with his flaunt of weapons, engaging a sinkful of soiled dishes in the kitchen under the eyes of a mere unarmed

    Somewhere in Red Gap

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