gallery forest

noun

: a forest growing along a watercourse in a region otherwise devoid of trees

Examples of gallery forest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cottonwood and willow gallery forests that line the river bank are aging, and the lack of new individuals presents a big challenge, said Kim Schonek, water program director for The Nature Conservancy. The Arizona Republic, 30 June 2023 The habitat at the Hato Masagüaral consists of tropical savannah, gallery forest and, because parts of it are still a working cattle ranch, pastures. Grrlscientist, Forbes, 21 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gallery forest was in 1920

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“Gallery forest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gallery%20forest. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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