second growth

noun

Definition of second growth

: forest trees that come up naturally after removal of the first growth by cutting or by fire

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Although the Médoc wines were ranked as first through fifth growths—with the top including such famous names as Lafite and Latour—the wines of Sauternes and Barsac were ranked only as first and second growths. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "The Best Bargain in French Wines," 24 Aug. 2018 In 1984, the ponderosa pine and oak forest around my new home was young second growth after logging in the early 20th century. Maureen Gilmer, idahostatesman, "Western wildfires: It’s all about the fuel | Idaho Statesman," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of second growth

1829, in the meaning defined above

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