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n. pl. wildfowl or wild·fowls
A wild game bird, such as a duck, goose, or quail.
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1. (Zoology) any bird that is hunted by man, esp any duck or similar aquatic bird
2. (Zoology) such birds collectively
ˈwildˌfowler n
ˈwildˌfowling adj, n
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a game bird, esp. a wild duck or goose.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wildfowl - flesh of any of a number of wild game birds suitable for foodwildfowl - flesh of any of a number of wild game birds suitable for food
bird, fowl - the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
grouse - flesh of any of various grouse of the family Tetraonidae; usually roasted; flesh too dry to broil
quail - flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised
partridge - flesh of either quail or grouse
pheasant - flesh of a pheasant; usually braised
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[ˈwaɪldfaʊl] NPL (gen) → aves fpl de caza; (= ducks) → ánades mpl
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wild fowl [ˈwaɪldfaʊl] nplgibier m à plumeswild-goose chase [waɪldˈguːs] n (fig)fausse piste f
to send sb on a wild-goose chase → lancer qn sur une fausse piste
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[ˈwaɪldˌfaʊl] nplselvaggina fsg di penna
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(waild) adjective
1. (of animals) not tamed. wolves and other wild animals.
2. (of land) not cultivated.
3. uncivilized or lawless; savage. wild tribes.
4. very stormy; violent. a wild night at sea; a wild rage.
5. mad, crazy, insane etc. wild with hunger; wild with anxiety.
6. rash. a wild hope.
7. not accurate or reliable. a wild guess.
8. very angry.
ˈwildly adverb
ˈwildness noun
ˈwildfire: spread like wildfire
(of eg news) to spread extremely fast.
ˈwildfowl noun plural
wild birds, especially water birds such as ducks, geese etc.
ˌwild-ˈgoose chase
an attempt to catch or find something one cannot possibly obtain.
ˈwildlife noun
wild animals, birds, insects etc collectively. to protect wildlife.
in the wild
(of an animal) in its natural surroundings. Young animals have to learn to look after themselves in the wild.
the wilds
the uncultivated areas (of a country etc). They're living out in the wilds of Australia somewhere.
the Wild Westwest
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