from The Century Dictionary.

  • Partly wild; feral to some extent.


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  • And the aromatic hams and salami made from the tiny, hairy semiferal black pig from the Nebrodi mountains in eastern Sicily.

    Delizia! John Dickie 2008

  • Foraging dogs prospered best in the vast industrial zones of Moscow, where they lived a semiferal existence.

    In Moscow's Metro, a Stray Dog's Life 2008

  • Its keepers had allowed large sections to remain semiferal.

    The Swordbearer Cook, Glen 1982


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