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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  {To  run  wild},  to  go  unrestrained  or  untamed;  to  live  or 
  untamed;  to  live  or  grow  without  culture  or  training. 
 
  {To  sow  one's  wild  oats}.  See  under  {Oat}. 
 
  {Wild  allspice}.  (Bot.),  spicewood. 
 
  {Wild  balsam  apple}  (Bot.),  an  American  climbing 
  cucurbitaceous  plant  ({Echinocystis  lobata}). 
 
  {Wild  basil}  (Bot.),  a  fragrant  labiate  herb  ({Calamintha 
  Clinopodium})  common  in  Europe  and  America. 
 
  {Wild  bean}  (Bot.),  a  name  of  several  leguminous  plants, 
  mostly  species  of  {Phaseolus}  and  {Apios}. 
 
  {Wild  bee}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of 
  undomesticated  social  bees,  especially  the  domestic  bee 
  when  it  has  escaped  from  domestication  and  built  its  nest 
  in  a  hollow  tree  or  among  rocks. 
 
  {Wild  bergamot}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Bergamot}. 
 
  {Wild  boar}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  European  wild  hog  ({Sus  scrofa}), 
  from  which  the  common  domesticated  swine  is  descended. 
 
  {Wild  brier}  (Bot.),  any  uncultivated  species  of  brier.  See 
  {Brier}. 
 
  {Wild  bugloss}  (Bot.),  an  annual  rough-leaved  plant 
  ({Lycopsis  arvensis})  with  small  blue  flowers. 
 
  {Wild  camomile}  (Bot.),  one  or  more  plants  of  the  composite 
  genus  {Matricaria},  much  resembling  camomile. 
 
  {Wild  cat}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  European  carnivore  ({Felis  catus})  somewhat 
  resembling  the  domestic  cat,  but  larger  stronger,  and 
  having  a  short  tail.  It  is  destructive  to  the  smaller 
  domestic  animals,  such  as  lambs,  kids,  poultry,  and 
  the  like 
  b  The  common  American  lynx,  or  bay  lynx. 
  c  (Naut.)  A  wheel  which  can  be  adjusted  so  as  to  revolve 
  either  with  or  on  the  shaft  of  a  capstan.  --Luce. 
 
  {Wild  celery}.  (Bot.)  See  {Tape  grass},  under  {Tape}. 
 
  {Wild  cherry}.  (Bot.) 
  a  Any  uncultivated  tree  which  bears  cherries.  The  wild 
  red  cherry  is  {Prunus  Pennsylvanica}.  The  wild  black 
  cherry  is  {P.  serotina},  the  wood  of  which  is  much 
  used  for  cabinetwork,  being  of  a  light  red  color  and  a 
  compact  texture. 
  b  The  fruit  of  various  species  of  {Prunus}. 
 
  {Wild  cinnamon}.  See  the  Note  under  {Canella}. 
 
  {Wild  comfrey}  (Bot.),  an  American  plant  ({Cynoglossum 
  Virginicum})  of  the  Borage  family.  It  has  large  bristly 
  leaves  and  small  blue  flowers. 
 
  {Wild  cumin}  (Bot.),  an  annual  umbelliferous  plant 
  ({Lag[oe]cia  cuminoides})  native  in  the  countries  about 
  the  Mediterranean. 
 
  {Wild  drake}  (Zo["o]l.)  the  mallard. 
 
  {Wild  elder}  (Bot.),  an  American  plant  ({Aralia  hispida})  of 
  the  Ginseng  family. 
 
  {Wild  fowl}  (Zo["o]l.)  any  wild  bird,  especially  any  of  those 
  considered  as  game  birds. 
 
  {Wild  goose}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  undomesticated  geese,  especially  the  Canada  goose  ({Branta 
  Canadensis}),  the  European  bean  goose,  and  the  graylag. 
  See  {Graylag},  and  {Bean  goose},  under  {Bean}. 
 
  {Wild  goose  chase},  the  pursuit  of  something  unattainable,  or 
  of  something  as  unlikely  to  be  caught  as  the  wild  goose. 
  --Shak. 
 
  {Wild  honey},  honey  made  by  wild  bees,  and  deposited  in 
  trees,  rocks,  the  like 
 
  {Wild  hyacinth}.  (Bot.)  See  {Hyacinth},  1 
  b  . 
 
  {Wild  Irishman}  (Bot.),  a  thorny  bush  ({Discaria  Toumatou}) 
  of  the  Buckthorn  family,  found  in  New  Zealand,  where  the 
  natives  use  the  spines  in  tattooing. 
 
  {Wild  land}. 
  a  Land  not  cultivated,  or  in  a  state  that  renders  it 
  unfit  for  cultivation. 
  b  Land  which  is  not  settled  and  cultivated. 
 
  {Wild  licorice}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Licorice}. 
 
  {Wild  mammee}  (Bot.),  the  oblong,  yellowish,  acid  fruit  of  a 
  tropical  American  tree  ({Rheedia  lateriflora});  --  so 
  called  in  the  West  Indies. 
 
  {Wild  marjoram}  (Bot.),  a  labiate  plant  ({Origanum  vulgare}) 
  much  like  the  sweet  marjoram,  but  less  aromatic. 
 
  {Wild  oat}.  (Bot.) 
  a  A  tall,  oatlike  kind  of  soft  grass  ({Arrhenatherum 
  avenaceum}). 
  b  See  {Wild  oats},  under  {Oat}. 
 
  {Wild  pieplant}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  dock  ({Rumex 
  hymenosepalus})  found  from  Texas  to  California.  Its  acid, 
  juicy  stems  are  used  as  a  substitute  for  the  garden 
  rhubarb. 
 
  {Wild  pigeon}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  rock  dove. 
  b  The  passenger  pigeon. 
 
  {Wild  pink}  (Bot.),  an  American  plant  ({Silene 
  Pennsylvanica})  with  pale,  pinkish  flowers;  a  kind  of 
  catchfly. 
 
  {Wild  plantain}  (Bot.),  an  arborescent  endogenous  herb 
  ({Heliconia  Bihai}),  much  resembling  the  banana.  Its 
  leaves  and  leaf  sheaths  are  much  used  in  the  West  Indies 
  as  coverings  for  packages  of  merchandise. 
 
  {Wild  plum}.  (Bot.) 
  a  Any  kind  of  plum  growing  without  cultivation. 
  b  The  South  African  prune.  See  under  {Prune}. 
 
  {Wild  rice}.  (Bot.)  See  {Indian  rice},  under  {Rice}. 
 
  {Wild  rosemary}  (Bot.),  the  evergreen  shrub  {Andromeda 
  polifolia}.  See  {Marsh  rosemary},  under  {Rosemary}. 
 
  {Wild  sage}.  (Bot.)  See  {Sagebrush}. 
 
  {Wild  sarsaparilla}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  ginseng  ({Aralia 
  nudicaulis})  bearing  a  single  long-stalked  leaf. 
 
  {Wild  sensitive  plant}  (Bot.),  either  one  of  two  annual 
  leguminous  herbs  ({Cassia  Cham[ae]crista},  and  {C. 
  nictitans}),  in  both  of  which  the  leaflets  close  quickly 
  when  the  plant  is  disturbed. 
 
  {Wild  service}.(Bot.)  See  {Sorb}. 
 
  {Wild  Spaniard}  (Bot.),  any  one  of  several  umbelliferous 
  plants  of  the  genus  {Aciphylla},  natives  of  New  Zealand. 
  The  leaves  bear  numerous  bayonetlike  spines,  and  the 
  plants  form  an  impenetrable  thicket. 
 
  {Wild  turkey}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  2d  {Turkey}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Apios 
  n  :  twining  perennial  North  American  plants  [syn:  {Apios},  {genus 
  Apios}] 




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