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wonderland

[wuhn-der-land] /ˈwʌn dərˌlænd/
noun
1.
a land of wonders or marvels.
2.
a wonderful country or region:
a wonderland of rare plants and flowers; a winter wonderland.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; wonder + -land
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  • It totally transformed the park into a wonderland of saffron color.
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  • If you think business is humane, honest and ethical, you are living in wonderland.
  • The island's geographic isolation created a wonderland of biological richness.
  • For the night, the mall will be transformed into a glittering winter wonderland.
British Dictionary definitions for wonderland

wonderland

/ˈwʌndəˌlænd/
noun
1.
an imaginary land of marvels or wonders
2.
an actual place or scene of great or strange beauty or wonder
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Word Origin and History for wonderland
n.

"imaginary realm," 1790, from wonder + land (n.).

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