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wildlings

wildlings is a plural form of wildling

wildling

Definition:

a wild uncultivated plant (especially a wild apple or crabapple tree)

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

wildlings

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

wildflower

Synonyms:

wilding

Etymology:

wild + -ling ("descendant"); cognate with Dutch (not synonymous) wildeling.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

wildling | wilding

a wild animal (3 of 195 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/wildling

Merriam-Webster:

wilding [entry 1, noun] | wildling [wilding]

a plant growing uncultivated in the wild either as a native or an escape ; especially, a wild apple or crab apple ; the fruit of a wilding | a wild ... (30 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/wilding

Oxford Dictionary:

wilding [entry 2] | wildling

a wild plant, especially an apple tree descended from cultivated varieties, or its fruit (14 of 43 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/wilding--2

American Heritage Dictionary:

wildling

A wild plant or animal, especially a wild plant transplanted to a cultivated spot. (14 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wildling

Random House Dictionary:

wildling

a wild plant, flower, or animal. (6 of 11 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/wildling

New World Dictionary:

wildling

an uncultivated plant or undomesticated animal (6 of 11 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wildling

Wiktionary:

wildling | wildlings [plural] | beast [synonym, sense-specific] | cultivar [antonym, sense-specific]

A wild, i.e. not cultivated, plant | A wild animal (9 of 10 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/wildling

Wikipedia:

Wilding [disambiguation]

may refer to: Alexa Wilding (about 1845-48 - 1884), D.G. Rossett's model | Alison Wilding | Barbara Wilding | Dorothy Wilding | Faith Wilding | Mark Wilding | George Wilding | Michael Wilding (actor) | Michael Wilding (writer) | Peter Wilding | Rav ... (33 of 153 words, 22 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Wilding

Columbia Encyclopedia:

plant

any organism of the plant kingdom, as opposed to one of the animal kingdom or of the kingdoms Fungi, Protista, or Monera in the five-kingdom system of ... (27 of 245 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0839293​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

flora [uncountable, biology]

all the plants that grow in a particular region. The animals of a region are called its fauna. (18 of 43 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/flora

Cambridge Dictionary:

flora [specialized]

all the plants of a particular place or from a particular time in history (14 of 27 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/flora

Britannica Encyclopedia:

plant [biology]

any member of the kingdom Plantae, multicellular eukaryotic life forms characterized by photosynthetic nutrition, in which chemical energy is produced ... (20 of 1811 words, 74 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/463192​/plant

Encarta Dictionary:

wilding | wildings [plural] | wildling [biology] | wildlings [biology, plural]

a plant that grows wild, or one that has escaped from cultivation, especially a wild crab-apple tree | the fruit of a plant that grows wild or that ... (27 of 64 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861713279​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

wildling | wildlings [plural]

Origin: wild + -ling ("descendant"); cognate with Dutch (not synonymous) wildeling.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/wildling

wilding | wildings [plural]

Origin: wild + -ing. | Dorothy Wilding

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/wilding

New World Dictionary:

wildling

Origin: "wild" + "-ling"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wildling

wild

Origin: Middle English wilde from Old English, akin to German wild, probably from Indo-European base *wel-, shaggy hair, unkempt derives "wool", "vole"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wild

-ling

Origin: Middle English from Old English, combining the bases of "-le" + "-ing" | Middle English -linge from Old English -ling, -lang from ... (21 of 29 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ling-suffix

American Heritage Dictionary:

wilding | wilded [past tense] | wilds [3rd-person singular present] | wilder [comparative] | wildest [superlative]

Origin: Middle English wilde, from Old English.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wilding

Oxford Dictionary:

wilding [entry 1, United States, informal]

First use: 1980s

Origin: the adjective "wild" + "-ing1"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/wilding

wilding [entry 2] | wildling

First use: early 16th century

Origin: the adjective "wild" + "-ing3"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/wilding--2

Merriam-Webster:

wilding [entry 1, noun]

First use: about 1525

Origin: wild + -ing

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/wilding

wild [entry 1, adjective]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English wilde, from Old English; akin to Old High German wildi wild, Welsh gwyllt

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/wild

-ing [entry 2, affix, suffix, noun suffix]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English -ing, -ung; akin to Old High German -ing one of a (specified) kind

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/-ing show=1

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

wildling

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "wildling"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "wildling"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "wildling" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/wildling

wilding

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "wilding"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "wilding"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "wilding" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/wilding

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

wildling

Audio: North American pronunciation of "wildling"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=wildli​02 word=wildling

wilding

Audio: North American pronunciation of "wilding"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=wildin​01 word=wilding

YourDictionary Audio:

wildling

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "wildling" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wildling

wilding

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "wilding" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wilding

Collins Dictionary:

wilding | Wilding

Audio: British English pronunciation of "wilding"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/wilding

Google Dictionary:

wilding | wildlings [plural] | wildings [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "wilding"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=wilding

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