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Forest

1. (Science: ecology) An extensive wood; a large tract of land covered with trees; in the united states, a wood of native growth, or a tract of woodland which has never been cultivated.

2. A large extent or precinct of country, generally waste and woody, belonging to the sovereign, set apart for the keeping of game for his use, not inclosed, but distinguished by certain limits, and protected by certain laws, courts, and officers of its own.

3. (Science: zoology) One of numerous species of blood-sucking flies, of the family tabanidae, which attack both men and beasts. See horse fly.

a fly of the genus hippobosca, especially. H. Equina. See horse tick.

forest glade, a grassy space in a forest. Forest laws, laws for the protection of game, preservation of timber, etc, in forests. Forest tree, a tree of the forest, especially a timber tree, as distinguished from a fruit tree.

Origin: OF. Forest, f. Foret, LL. Forestis, also, forestus, forestum, foresta, prop, open ground reserved for the chase, fr. L. Foris, foras, out of doors. Land that is covered with trees and shrubs.Establish a forest on previously unforested land; afforest the mountains.The trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area.An ecosystem heavily colonised by trees.


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Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

... compound, but once this is sated your craving my disappear. My personal take on the "natural" diet is that ancient ancestors living in a forest will eat whatever they can find - they didn't have the choice. They may indeed have had cravings like you do, but with our greater choice of ...

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by Babybel56
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:04 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
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... Homo being exposed to drastically different environments in different areas. One area is a grassland full of predators, while the other is a forest of fruiting trees. The grassland is pushing for bulkier Homo that can fight off predators with their bare hands. The forest is pushing for small ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:13 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?

... unless one of them were introduced into the habitat of the other. They also live in different habitats. Most gorillas inhabit lowland tropical rainforest, but some live in bamboo forest and montane rainforest. The grizzly bear prefers open habitats, such as tundra, alpine meadows and coastlines. ...

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by darrellacoustic
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?
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Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?

Yep i think its based on the place of fight. If they fights in ice area polar bear will win, if they fights in forest gorilla may win. But i will go with polar bear bcoz of its strength

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by zooteam
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?
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Why Forest Are Necessary?

... bio diversity and cleaning the air and water, to provide basic human needs and contributing to culture and recreation. I want other views for forest resources and its importance? Thanks and Regards, Alex Johns

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by AlexJohns
Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:35 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Why Forest Are Necessary?
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