Meaning of “wildlife” in the English Dictionary

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"wildlife" in British English

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wildlifenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈwaɪld.laɪf/ us /ˈwaɪld.laɪf/

B1 animals and plants that grow independently of people, usually in natural conditions:

a documentary on Peruvian wildlife

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  • At the museum there was a diorama of local wildlife.
  • She left a large sum of money in her will to found a wildlife sanctuary.
  • The use of pesticides is killing off birds, fish and wildlife.
  • Their work involves restoring and recreating wildlife habitats all across the country.
  • A new series of wildlife programmes has started on Monday evenings.

(Definition of “wildlife” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wildlife" in American English

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wildlifenoun [ U ]

us /ˈwɑɪld·lɑɪf/

(Definition of “wildlife” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)