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second growth

noun
  1. the plant growth that follows the destruction of virgin forest.
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Origin of second growth

First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for second growth

Historical Examples

  • Melber straightened himself and lurched off into the second-growth.

    Ladies and Gentlemen 

    Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb

  • And I said to myself, All these are just second-growth timber and dont count for much.

  • There were other hemlocks, but all of a younger, second-growth variety.

  • As indicated elsewhere, the second-growth in my tract averaged 15 feet tall.

  • These second-growth stands will never approach in value or quality the original forests.

    The School Book of Forestry

    Charles Lathrop Pack


British Dictionary definitions for second growth

second growth

secondary growth

noun
  1. natural regrowth of a forest after fire, cutting, or some other disturbance
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