old-growth

adjective
\ ˈōl(d)-ˈgrōth How to pronounce old-growth (audio) \

Definition of old-growth

: 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

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old growth noun

First Known Use of old-growth

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Old-growth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old-growth. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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old-growth

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of old-growth

: of or relating to forests that have been growing for a long time

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