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Ferae naturae

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Ferae naturae those animals that are wild or not domesticated, including game animals—deer, hares, pheasants, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ferinusfera, a wild beast—ferus; akin to Gr. thēr, Ger. thier, a beast.

Usage

In literature:

These ferae naturae became extinct about A.D. 1620.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
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