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wilderness area

noun
1.
a region whose natural growth is protected by legislation and whose recreational and industrial use is restricted.
Origin of wilderness area
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism
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  • "We're taking the small flitter for a tour of the wilderness area tomorrow," said Diana.

    Operation Haystack Frank Patrick Herbert

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