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- 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.
“You shall not reap the aftergrowth of your harvest.”
‘Your harvest’s aftergrowth you shall not reap, and your grapes of untrimmed vines you shall not gather; the land shall have a sabbatical year.
Guizot, the historian, speak for the political and social realm: 'All things, at their origin, are nearly confounded in one and the same physiognomy; it is only in their aftergrowth that their variety shows itself.
"I fed them myself," answered uncle Nathan, patting a white star on the forehead of the nearest animal, as he lay upon his knees half buried in the rich aftergrowth.
Some members of the school evidently though that it might be, but the orthodox opinion was that pleasure was a sort of aftergrowth and that the direct pursuit of it was deleterious to the organism.
But if we suppose that the Greek myth started with a single personification, the aftergrowth of a second personification may perhaps be explained as follows.
Swiftly he descended the ridge and, gliding silently into the aftergrowth of spindling saplings that reared their sickly heads among the stumps, gained the rear of the shack.
Lord Avebury and Spencer hold that Totemism began as a social system only, and that the superstitious regard for the totem is an aftergrowth.
The Gathas, the most ancient hymns of the Avesta, form the kernel about which the sacred literature of the Iranians clustered in an aftergrowth.
Lawgiver of men, is a truth clearly expressed in that ancient civilization, and Polytheism is an aftergrowth and corruption.