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free-range

(frē′rānj′) or free-rang·ing (-rān′jĭng)
adj.
Of, relating to, or produced by animals, especially poultry, that range freely for food, rather than being narrowly confined: free-range chickens.
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free-range

adj
(Agriculture) chiefly Brit kept or produced in natural nonintensive conditions: free-range hens; free-range eggs.
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free′-range`



adj.
1. permitted to graze or forage rather than being confined to a feedlot or enclosure: free-range chickens.
2. of, pertaining to, or produced by free-range animals: free-range eggs.
[1910–15]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.free-range - of livestock and domestic poultryfree-range - of livestock and domestic poultry; permitted to graze or forage rather than being confined to a feedlot
unconfined - not confined
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Translations

free-range

[ˈfriːreɪndʒ] ADJ [hen, eggs] → de corral
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

free-range

[ˈfriːˌreɪnʒ] adj (hen) → ruspante; (eggs) → di gallina ruspante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Over the years they have dug in 300 trees to provide shelter for the 3,000 free-range hens that roam across their farm.
From brown bread to butter and fruit to free-range eggs, you'll be able to make sure the kids have a filling midday meal.
Specifically, the circulator was proven to be useful in evaluating the level of contamination of a pasture by Listeria species occupied by free-range poultry.
Yorkshire Farmhouse--which has been built upon a reputation for high standards of animal welfare thanks to its 'hen-centric' approach--has been officially named as the UK's largest producer and packer of free-range only eggs according to figures released by the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC).
Free-range chickens' eggs and meat are a better quality, they benefit the environment, and they can benefit you as well.
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Although hens have laid eggs for human consumption since ancient times and technically came first, eggs have only been commercially produced over the past several decades, while in the past few years, a surge of interest in cage-free, free-range and organic product has altered the marketplace for eggs in an everything-old-is-new-again kind of way.
We've W teamed up with Aldi to offer every reader a free six-pack of Scottish medium free-range eggs worth 79p - perfect for trying out James Morton's great recipes from your Spring Bakes magazine.
In free-range rearing commercial and synthetic feed products including by-products meals etc are not allowed rather birds are reared on organic food only.
The deal means that free-range producer Sunny Hill, based at Detchant near Belford in Northumberland, will concentrate on bird welfare and production, while Lintz Hall Farm at Burnopfield will look after the production, marketing and distribution.
Our local food bank always appreciates the occasional donation of a dozen free-range eggs, as do family, neighbors and friends.
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