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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Their goal is to put the second growth forest on track to become an old grove. NBC News, "Cloning giant redwoods could help combat climate change," 28 July 2019 The second growth had doubled in size, so she was set to have a smaller surgery to take care of it. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emilia Clarke Had Two Brain Aneurysms and a Near-Death Surgery During Her Early Years on Game of Thrones," 21 Mar. 2019 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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