gallery forest


noun

a narrow strip of woods or forest along the banks of a watercourse flowing through open country.

Nearby words

  1. galleon,
  2. galleria,
  3. galleried,
  4. gallerist,
  5. gallery,
  6. gallery tray,
  7. gallery wire,
  8. gallerygoer,
  9. galleryite,
  10. gallet

Origin of gallery forest

First recorded in 1915–20

Also called fringing forest.

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British Dictionary definitions for gallery forest

gallery forest

noun

a stretch of forest along a river in an area of otherwise open country
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