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second growth

the plant growth that follows the destruction of virgin forest.
Origin of second growth
1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Old Olifant's Swamp was a rough, brambly tract of second-growth woods, with a marshy pond and a stream through the middle.

    Wild Animals I Have Known Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Melber straightened himself and lurched off into the second-growth.

    Ladies and Gentlemen
    Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
  • Beyond them, to the northward, Stafford Park was still a wilderness of second-growth hardwood, interspersed with a few cedars.

    A Modern Chronicle, Complete Winston Churchill
  • And I said to myself, All these are just second-growth timber and dont count for much.

  • He could distinguish colors—a blue skirt, the deep green of salal and second-growth cedar, the weathered hue of the walls.

    The Hidden Places Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • There were other hemlocks, but all of a younger, second-growth variety.

    The Auto Boys' Vacation James A. Braden
  • The nest is set on the ground in the bushes and grass of second-growth timber tracts.

    Our Bird Comrades Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
  • This supply could be increased by the use of second-growth, inferior trees and other low-grade material.

    The School Book of Forestry Charles Lathrop Pack
  • The shores, at first bold and rough, covered with dense thickets of second-growth timber, now became smoother and more fertile.

    Little Rivers Henry van Dyke
  • I have had the maples on a quarter of an acre, which I thought about an average of second-growth 'maple orchards,' counted.

    Man and Nature George P. Marsh
British Dictionary definitions for second-growth

second growth

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