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aftergrowth

[af-ter-grohth, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˌgroʊθ, ˈɑf-/
noun
1.
a second growth, as of crops or timber, after one harvesting, cutting, etc.; second crop.
Origin of aftergrowth
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; after + growth
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  • Into their first creation we have ceased to enquire: it is their aftergrowth with which we are now concerned.

    Cratylus Plato
  • But from such a wrecked and blasted soil what aftergrowth could ever spring?

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • The most important advantage of the process is the elimination of the aftergrowth problem.

    Chlorination of Water Joseph Race
  • Moses they revered, and his law; but the aftergrowth, priestly and prophetic, they discarded.

    The Cradle of the Christ Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  • This increase in the bacteria is technically known as “aftergrowth” and will be discussed more fully in Chapter IV.

    Chlorination of Water Joseph Race
  • The aftergrowth with the different crops varied considerably.

  • Thus happiness hath root In seeing, not in  loving, which of sight Is aftergrowth.

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