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fe·ral

 (fîr′əl, fĕr′-)
adj.
1.
a. Having returned to an untamed state from domestication: a pack of feral dogs.
b. Existing in a wild or untamed state.
2. Of or suggestive of a wild animal; savage: a feral grin.

[From Latin fera, wild animal, from ferus, wild; see ghwer- in Indo-European roots.]

feral

(ˈfɪərəl; ˈfɛr-)
adj
1. (Biology) Also: ferine (of animals and plants) existing in a wild or uncultivated state, esp after being domestic or cultivated
2. Also: ferine savage; brutal
3. derogatory slang Austral (of a person) tending to be interested in environmental issues and having a rugged, unkempt appearance
n
4. derogatory slang Austral a person who displays such tendencies and appearance
5. slang Austral disgusting
6. slang Austral excellent
[C17: from Medieval Latin ferālis, from Latin fera a wild beast, from ferus savage]

feral

(ˈfɪərəl; ˈfɛr-)
adj
1. (Astrology) astrology associated with death
2. gloomy; funereal
[C17: from Latin fērālis relating to corpses; perhaps related to ferre to carry]

fe•ral

(ˈfɪər əl, ˈfɛr-)

adj.
1. existing in a wild state; not domesticated or cultivated.
2. having reverted to the wild state.
3. ferocious; savage; brutal.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin, Late Latin ferālis= Latin fer(a) wild beast + -ālis -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.feral - wild and menacing; "a pack of feral dogs"
untamed, wild - in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; "wild geese"; "edible wild plants"

feral

adjective
1. wild, untamed, uncultivated, undomesticated, unbroken There are many feral cats roaming the area.
2. savage, fierce, brutal, ferocious, fell, wild, vicious, bestial the feral scowl of the young street mugger

feral

adjective
1. Of or relating to wild animals:
2. Showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint:
Translations

feral

[ˈfɪərəl] ADJ (frm) → silvestre, salvaje

feral

[ˈfɛrəl] adj
[animal] → sauvage
[person, thing] (= savage) → sauvage

feral

adj attr animal, childverwildert; (fig) features, quicknesswild; feral catWildkatze f
References in classic literature ?
Moreover, the several above-named domesticated breeds have been transported to all parts of the world, and, therefore, some of them must have been carried back again into their native country; but not one has ever become wild or feral, though the dovecot-pigeon, which is the rock-pigeon in a very slightly altered state, has become feral in several places.
The research was done on animal species present on Kangaroo Island, which according to studies, have (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/18/parasitic-disease-spread-by-feral-cats-likely-to-be-killing-native-wildlife) a high population of feral cats.
for damages caused by feral cats that was denied because the policy excluded any damages caused by "domestic animals."
In spite of the cold, wet, long winter, the small feral colony that we installed in a single shallow Langstroth hive body (no super) in the midst of cool-season haying about four years ago thrived, and so did the bees occupying the traps still in the trees.
mFood Vendor is a new app on the Apple App Store and is the second step in Feral Innovations, Inc.'s commitment to deliver best in class applications and services for the mobile food industry.
It says: "Some feral pigeons are capable of breeding throughout the year; however, the optimum period occurs between March and July.
Kendall Carpenter, Choctaw Nation, will discuss "How We Developed Feral Hog Management and Control" and "Techniques to Control Feral Hogs." Carpenter and Raymond Ludlow, Choctaw Nation, will speak on "Feral Hog Technical Assistance." Emmlie Bragg, Choctaw Nation, will discuss "Soil Health Success."
"The importance of the project is twofold," West said, "on the one hand, it's good for the planet because we use the aluminium people have thrown away and would otherwise end up in landfills is reused, and on the other hand, we spay feral cats."
Friends Stella, 13, and Tulia, 14, Pennsylvania, started a kitty adoption program for abandoned feral kitties.
And it wasn't until after I was married that I had my first run-in with feral hogs.
In the United States, damage by feral hogs is estimated at more than $1.5 billion in agricultural losses every year.