forester

[ fawr-uh-ster, for- ]
/ ˈfɔr ə stər, ˈfɒr- /

noun

a person who is expert in forestry.
an officer having responsibility for the maintenance of a forest.
Zoology. an animal of the forest.
a large, gray kangaroo, Macropus canguru.
any moth of the family Agaristidae, typically black with two yellowish or whitish spots on each wing.

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Origin of forester

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English word from Old French word forestier. See forest, -er2

Definition for forester (2 of 2)

Forester
[ fawr-uh-ster, for- ]
/ ˈfɔr ə stər, ˈfɒr- /

noun

C(ecil) S(cott),1899–1966, English novelist and journalist.
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British Dictionary definitions for forester (1 of 2)

forester
/ (ˈfɒrɪstə) /

noun

a person skilled in forestry or in charge of a forest
any of various Old World moths of the genus Ino, characterized by brilliant metallic green wings: family Zygaenidae
a person or animal that lives in a forest
(capital) a member of the Ancient Order of Foresters, a friendly society

British Dictionary definitions for forester (2 of 2)

Forester
/ (ˈfɒrɪstə) /

noun

C (ecil) S (cott) 1899–1966, English novelist; creator of Captain Horatio Hornblower in a series of novels on the Napoleonic Wars
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