American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- abbr. diameter at breast height
- botany diameter at breast height, a standard method of expressing the diameter of the trunk or bole of a standing tree. The diameter is measured at the height of an adult's breast.
“# Get the database handle and do something with it. my $dbh = $conn - > dbh;”
“$dbh = DBI - > connect ( "dbi: Sybase: foo", ...) but what it got back was a DBD:: Gofer dbh, as if the application has executed”
“Foresters like to compare trees using "dbh," the diameter breast high.”
“White fir is a large coniferous tree, growing up to 55 m tall and having a diameter-at-breast-height (dbh) of up to 1 to 2 m, depending on location.”
“The diversity in topography also accounts for the diversity of pine-oak communities: Pseudotsuga and Pinus constitute the biggest trees (50-150 cm dbh), and are abundant in the highest parts of the Sierra.”
“It appears to be a Jeffery Pine that is over 27.5 m tall and a diameter at breast height dbh of over 244 cm.”
“When you did your first dendro population study, you were probably instructed to randomly core lots of trees of different dbh, after reading some journal articles.”
“The circumference of her main trunk at breast height is 3.2 meters, so her approximate dbh is 1.0 meters, or roughly 39 inches.”
“Cultivated specimens receiving regular irrigation have reached 10 m tall and 10 cm dbh in 10 years.”
“(Leguminosae Mimosoideae) is a large thorny tree attaining heights of 35 m and diameters at breast height (dbh) of 100 cm (Nielsen 1992, Heyne 1950).”
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