wood·​lot ˈwu̇d-ˌlät How to pronounce woodlot (audio)
: a restricted area of woodland usually privately maintained as a source of fuel, posts, and lumber

Examples of woodlot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Human activity has shaped the animals’ natural habitat, which covers a wide geographic range and many ecosystems, from low elevation forests to small woodlots, fields and pastures. USA TODAY, 1 Feb. 2024 That success has come despite fears among some in the settlement that the authorities, wanting to protect mature woodlots, one day might force the refugees to go back home. Rodney Muhumuza, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Jan. 2024 Though smaller than most at 30 acres, Frost’s farm was typical of New England at the time, having a clapboard house, shed, barn and garden near the road, and fields, pastures, an orchard and a woodlot, all graced by low stone walls. Robert Thorson, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Nov. 2023 These walls are the binding threads of a nearly unbroken patchwork quilt of what had once been fields, pastures, woodlots and meadows. Robert Thorson, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Nov. 2023 For example, forested areas and woodlots with acorns can concentrate deer. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 26 Oct. 2023 Three mosquitoes carrying the parasite that causes malaria were collected from the same woodlot, Sarasota County Mosquito Management Services told CBS News in a statement. Alexander Tin, CBS News, 29 June 2023 In recent years, Ms. Young has been approached by private woodlot owners looking for guidance. Moira Donovan, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Feb. 2022 For the second time in the past 15 years, Colleen Watson watched this summer as beavers flooded a 100-acre woodlot in the Atlantic province of New Brunswick that her grandfather, a blacksmith, took as payment from a customer during the Great Depression. New York Times, 20 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1643, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of woodlot was in 1643

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“Woodlot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodlot. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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wood·​lot ˈwu̇d-ˌlät How to pronounce woodlot (audio)
: an area of trees kept usually to meet fuel and lumber needs

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