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[wuhn-der-land] /ˈwʌn dərˌlænd/
a land of wonders or marvels.
a wonderful country or region:
a wonderland of rare plants and flowers; a winter wonderland.
Origin of wonderland
1780-90; wonder + -land Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "Oh, I'm from the wonderland Alice book, which makes me different," the cook answered.

    Uncle Wiggily in Wonderland Howard R. Garis
  • Is there any more explanation to the riddle of life than to Alice in wonderland?

    Labrador Days Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • All these belong to reserved government lands, and could without difficulty be administered as a part of this wonderland.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • These opened a wonderland of life and adventure to the boys.

    For Name and Fame G. A. Henty
  • Again I see the tall, blue smoke of camp-fires ascending from the dim valleys of wonderland.

British Dictionary definitions for wonderland


an imaginary land of marvels or wonders
an actual place or scene of great or strange beauty or wonder
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for wonderland

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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