second growth


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The sparrow may indicate disturbance, while the becard is a fly-catcher-like mid-level insect-eating bird of second growth and river-edge forest. Discover Magazine, 23 Mar. 2013 The trouble is that this second growth doesn’t yield much grain, which is why farmers plow up the paddies and plant new seedlings. Byerik Stokstad,, 7 Nov. 2022 Private equity giant Blackstone has been fundraising for its second growth fund this year. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 29 June 2022 When treviso is forced to undergo a second growth in the dark, its leaves firm up and spiral into creepy tentacles. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, 1 Nov. 2021 Permira aims to raise some $2.5 billion for its second growth fund focused on investments in smaller, growing technology companies, people familiar with the fund said. Laura Cooper, WSJ, 9 June 2021 Most people here would like to see a sustainable and responsible logging industry that focuses on second growth and utilizes the thousands of miles of logging roads that already exist in the Tongass. Bjorn Dihle, Outdoor Life, 28 Sep. 2020 One of the aims of Ethiopia’s second growth and transformation plan is to build a robust digital infrastructure. Yohannes Eneyew Ayalew, Quartz Africa, 4 Apr. 2020 Their goal is to put the second growth forest on track to become an old grove. NBC News, 28 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of second growth was in 1829

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“Second growth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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second growth

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