old growth
noun see old-growth

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • old-growth — [ōld′grōth′] adj. designating or of a forest characterized by very large, very old trees and great biodiversity * * * See old growth. * * * …   Universalium

  • old-growth — adj [only before noun] old growth forests/rainforest/timber etc forests etc that have been growing in a place for a long time, rather than ones planted more recently …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • old-growth — [ōld′grōth′] adj. designating or of a forest characterized by very large, very old trees and great biodiversity …   English World dictionary

  • old growth — old growth, adj. 1. forest growth consisting of mature or overmature trees. 2. virgin timber. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • old'-growth — adjective (of forest or woodland) ancient • • • Main Entry: ↑old …   Useful english dictionary

  • old-growth — adj. (of a tree or forested area) never felled, harvested, or cleared; mature old growth forests * * * adj, always used before a noun : of or relating to forests that have been growing for a long time old growth forests old growth trees old… …   Useful english dictionary

  • old growth — noun forest or woodland having a mature or overly mature ecosystem more or less uninfluenced by human activity • Syn: ↑virgin forest • Hypernyms: ↑forest, ↑wood, ↑woods * * * noun 1. : a mature or overmature forest growth more or less… …   Useful english dictionary

  • old-growth — adjective Date: 1868 of, relating to, or being a forest characterized by the presence of large old trees, numerous snags and woody debris, and a multilayered canopy and that is usually in a late stage of ecological succession • old growth noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • old-growth — adj. Old growth is used with these nouns: ↑forest …   Collocations dictionary

  • old-growth — adjective (of a tree, forest, etc.) never felled; mature …   English new terms dictionary

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