Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A second growth, seen in plants like crops or timber after harvesting.
  • n. Any abstraction of the above.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A second growth or crop, or (metaphorically) development.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A second growth or crop springing up after a previous one has been removed; hence, any development naturally arising after any change, social or moral.
  • n. In forestry, young trees which spring up as the result of reproduction-cuttings.

Etymologies

after- +‎ growth (Wiktionary)

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