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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal An environmentalist, especially one who supports the preservation of forested land and the restriction of logging.

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  • n. Alternative form of tree hugger.

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  • Thank God for tree-huggers. What I find interesting is that as we move towards becoming a paperless society, with more and more business being done and stored online, fewer trees will be hacked down. President Teddy Roosevelt and the Republicans were our first big environmentalists; too bad the Republicans are so anti-environment these days. Makes one wonder what "conservative" means if one is not for "conserving" trees.

    August 22, 2008

  • Look at that knee dipping tree-hugger.

    August 22, 2008

  • Or a tree hugger! (I'm a tree-hugger, and I'm no activist).

    July 22, 2008

  • An environmental actvist

    July 22, 2008