Definitions

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  • adjective of crops, animals, etc. Partly wild.

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ wild

Examples

  • Now some of these deer are, for the first time, leading "semiwild" lives, according to the

    Scientific American

  • 'semiwild' land across the UK between 1990 and 2007 on the edge of farms, alongside hedgerows or streams and even at the bottom of people's gardens.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • China Daily: "About 300 milu at Dafeng [Milu Nature Reserve] are now 'semiwild', meaning they are still fed by staff during the harsh winters.

    Scientific American

  • * “Griffin” was actually the name for the semiwild Mongolian horses sent to Shanghai for auction.

    The Last Empress

  • Apart from these small, semiwild enclaves, the most extensive natural forest occurs on the lower slopes of the mountains that fringe the Sichuan Basin, including Emei Mountain which, because it is extremely sacred, has been spared deforestation over the centuries.

    Sichuan Basin evergreen broadleaf forests

  • Some temple forests and holy mountains like Leshan or Dazushan support remnant patches of climax forest vegetation, and braided, depositional floodplains include some semiwild wetland areas that support a few migratory bird species.

    Sichuan Basin evergreen broadleaf forests

  • Even P. palustris remains a semiwild plant, used in West Africa mainly in times of famine.

    2 Agronomy

  • Besides the above-mentioned plants, he has probably only a few banana plants, a few ginger plants, some semiwild tomatoes, a little mint [11] and, perchance, a few other plants intended for seasoning.

    The Manóbos of Mindanáo Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume XXIII, First Memoir

  • The company is trying to turn this semiwild plant into an industrial crop at Silicon Valley speed.

    News

  • The company is trying to turn this semiwild plant into an industrial crop at Silicon Valley speed.

    News

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