wilding


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wilding \Wild"ing\, n. (Bot.)
   A wild or uncultivated plant; especially, a wild apple tree
   or crab apple; also, the fruit of such a plant. --Spenser.
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         Ten ruddy wildings in the wood I found.  --Dryden.
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         The fruit of the tree . . . is small, of little juice,
         and bad quality. I presume it to be a wilding.
                                                  --Landor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wilding \Wild"ing\, a.
   Not tame, domesticated, or cultivated; wild. [Poetic]
   "Wilding flowers." --Tennyson.
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         The ground squirrel gayly chirps by his den,
         And the wilding bee hums merrily by.     --Bryant.
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