regreen

verb re·green \ (ˌ)rē-ˈgrēn \
variants: or re-green
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of regreen

regreened or re-greened; regreening or re-greening
: to make green again; especially : to restore (barren, degraded, or deforested land) to a healthy ecological state by planting vegetation (such as trees, shrubs, grasses, or sustainable crops) often in conjunction with improvements in soil fertility and water retention
  • … aims to re-green the concrete jungle and protect existing trees from the bulldozers of development.
  • —Bill Lohmann
  • The hope is that with the eventual regreening of the island the rare and endangered green parrot, almost wiped out on Norfolk … will be re-established on Philip.
  • —Stuart Inder
  • Tree planting has led to the re-greening of as much as 3 million hectares of land in Niger, enabling some 250,000 hectares to be farmed again.
  • —Andy Coghlan
  • regreening efforts
  • a regreening program

First Known Use of regreen

1605

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