old-growth

adjective \ ˈōl(d)-ˈgrōth \

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

old growth

noun

First Known Use of old-growth

1868

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


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