I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin forestis (silva) unenclosed (woodland), from Latin foris outside — more at forum Date: 13th century 1. a dense growth of trees and underbrush covering a large tract 2. a tract of wooded land in England formerly owned by the sovereign and used for game 3. something resembling a forest especially in profusion or lushness <
a forest of microphones
a kelp forest
forestal or forestial adjectiveforested adjective II. transitive verb Date: circa 1828 to cover with trees or forest <
land densely forested with firs
forestation noun

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