One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Gather (herbs, plants, and fungi) from the wild.
- ‘The new Mugwort was wildcrafted and cured by the proprietor of the shop, and is leaf-only.’
- ‘For instance, nettles that he sells to a local cheesemaker mean lucrative wildcrafting during the slow harvests of early spring.’
- ‘Medicinal plants are wildcrafted from the bush or forest and not cultivated, since the plants are plentiful and not hard to find; one herbalist kept a kitchen garden.’
- ‘True, the organization may well be doing an excellent job in monitoring organic standards for agriculture in Britain, but wildcrafting throughout the world is something else entirely.’
- ‘Medicinal plants are predominantly wildcrafted and dispensed mainly by decoction, although prepared formulas are given.’
The action or practice of wildcrafting.
- ‘The wildcraft of mushroom hunting is directly related to our stomachs.’
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