old growth

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noun

forest growth consisting of mature or overmature trees.
virgin timber.

Origin of old growth

First recorded in 1880–85

Related forms

old-growth, adjective
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Examples from the Web for old growth

  • Every part of his work is of selected stock, as free from knots and seams and sapwood as a piece of old-growth pine.

    The Seer of Slabsides|Dallas Lore Sharp
  • Every part of his work is of selected stock, as free from knots and seams and sap-wood as a piece of old-growth pine.

    The Face of the Fields|Dallas Lore Sharp