A domesticated animal which has returned to the wild state.
describes a species that was once tamed or domesticated and has since reverted to a free-roaming life in the wild.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/10134
Wild and fierce.
Example: The old house was empty except for several feral cats.
Found on http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/glossary/
- wild and menacingFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=feral
A domesticated species that has adapted to existence in the wild state but remains distinct from other wild species. Examples are the wild horses and burros of the West and the wild goats and pigs of Hawaii. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20945
[ Latin ferus
. See Fierce
.] (Bot. & Zoology)
Wild; untamed; ferine; not domesticated; -- said of beasts, birds, and plants. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/F/19
wild and menacing; `a ferocious dog`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=feral
• (a.) Wild; untamed; ferine; not domesticated; -- said of beasts, birds, and plants. • (a.) Funereal; deadly; fatal; dangerous.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/feral/
escaped from domestication (Long 1980:7). Feral individuals may be descendants of the original escapees.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21070
Type: Term Pronunciation: fer′ăl Definitions: 1. Denoting an animal that is wild and untamed. 2. An animal that was domesticated or tamed and returned to the wild. 3. Pertaining to wild beasts.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=32467
Wild; untamed.Found on http://www.thehorse.com/Glossary.xhtml?L=F
Cats that have not been socialised by people and live in a wild state.Found on http://www.cats.org.uk/cat-glossary/
Songs released by Vengaboys ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feral_(Mutant_X)
The feral subculture is a counter-cultural social movement originating in the latter part of the twentieth century, mainly centered in Australia. The movement reached its heyday in the mid 1990s, in parallel with other similar movements in Europe and elsewhere. In common with those movements, the feral phenomenon can be seen as...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feral_(subculture)
escaped from domestication (Long 1981:7). Feral individuals may be descendants of the original escapees.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22030
Domesticated animals that have gone wild. Examples are wild burros, goats, pigs, cats and dogs. There is an important distinction between a feral dog and a wild dog. Sometimes livestock depredations are blamed on wolves when, in fact, the killing was done by a feral dog or a hybrid.Found on http://www.wolf.org/wolves/learn/basic/glossary.asp
escaped from domestication and gone wild. Often used to refer to feral cats that live outdoors (free roaming) and are not owned/kept as pets.Found on http://www.sialis.org/glossary.htm
escaped from domestication (Long 19817). Feral individuals may be descendants of the original escapees. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22216
Domestic animals that have escaped and reverted to a wild (untamed) state.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22217
Escaped, and living and breeding in the wild.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22219
Describes a species that has escaped from captivity and now exists as a self-sustaining 'wild' population (e.g. Rose-ringed Parakeet).Found on http://www.jacanaent.com/PhotoLib/Glossary.htm
domesticated animals that have gone wild; e.g., wild burros, goats, cats, dogs. There is an important distinction between, for example, a feral dog and a wild dog. Sometimes livestock depredations are blamed on wolves when, in fact, the killing was done by a feral dog or a hybrid.Found on http://www.northernlightswildlife.com/glossary.html
wild, untamedFound on http://afspoultry.ca.uky.edu/extension-glossary
Wild, untamed feline, of domestic desent. Found on http://www.cat-world.com.au/glossary
Cats living in the wild..Found on http://www.pandecats.com/x/glossary.shtml
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