Raw, idiom, 14a: in the natural, uncultivated, or unrefined state: nature in the raw.

 
"July came on with that breathless, brilliant heat which makes the plains of Kansas and Nebraska the best corn country in the world. It seemed as if we could hear the corn growing in the night; under the stars one caught a faint crackling in the dewy, heavy-odoured corn fields where the feathered stalks stood so juicy and green.”
           — Willa Cather, My Ántonia

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