ferine

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From Latin ferīnus, from fera (wild animal).

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ferine (comparative more ferine, superlative most ferine)

  1. (now rare) Pertaining to wild, menacing animals; feral.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 162:
      the season of rutting (an uncouth phrase, by which the vulgar denote that gentle dalliance, which in the well-wooded forest of Hampshire, passes between lovers of the ferine kind) . . .

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ferine

  1. feminine plural of ferino