wood·​lot | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌlät How to pronounce woodlot (audio) \

Definition of woodlot

: 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 An investigation found an infestation in a woodlot adjacent to a few homes in the area, Indiana DNR officials said. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, 27 July 2021 That’s a good starting point, but keep in mind that things do act on the wind: hills, valleys, river corridors, and even thick woodlots can deflect and funnel air currents in odd directions. Matthew Every, Field & Stream, 2 Dec. 2019 The love in forests, woodlots and can be found in all sorts of habitats. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 13 Dec. 2019 Suburban woodlots, on the other hand, are unlikely to support many mouse predators. Ted Levin, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Aug. 2019 These landscapes could be prioritized for restoration interventions that increase food, water and fuel security through agroforestry practices, watershed protection, woodlots for producing firewood and local timber or commercial tree plantations. Robin Chazdon, Quartz Africa, 7 July 2019 At first, the city used the stony ridge for woodlots and rain catchments. William J. Broad, New York Times, 5 June 2018 In the middle of a 7-acre woodlot of indigenous trees in Chemare, a village in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Charles Ng’ong’oni keeps 164 hollow-log beehives, which in good years bring him a healthy income by producing thousands of liters of honey. The Christian Science Monitor, 17 May 2018 But Ng'ong'oni's said even the bees are struggling to deal with drought and worsening heat extremes, despite his having planted a woodlot of trees to help provide nectar. The Christian Science Monitor, 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of woodlot

1643, in the meaning defined above

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“Woodlot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodlot. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of woodlot

: a small area of trees that can be used as fuel or to provide wood for building things


wood·​lot | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌlät How to pronounce woodlot (audio) \

Kids Definition of woodlot

: a small area of trees that is set aside to be used for firewood or to provide wood for building things

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