free-range

[free-reynj]
adjective
1.
(of livestock and domestic poultry) permitted to graze or forage for grain, etc., rather than being confined to a feedlot or a small enclosure: a free-range pig.
2.
of, pertaining to, or produced by free-range animals: free-range eggs.

Origin:
1910–15

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free-range
 
adj
chiefly (Brit) kept or produced in natural nonintensive conditions: free-range hens; free-range eggs

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Example sentences
Scratching and pecking at the ground is a large group of free-range chickens.
The best, tastiest cuts of meat come from non-stressed free-range stock.
The testicles were preserved in a jar of alcohol and placed on the spice rack
  next to a free-range squirrel head.
Salmonella is a serious illness, but it is rarely found in the organic eggs of
  well-fed, free-range happy hens.
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