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 (fôr′ĭst, fŏr′-)
1. A growth of trees and other plants covering a large area.
2. A large number of objects bearing a similarity to such a growth, especially a dense collection of tall objects: a forest of skyscrapers.
3. A defined area of land formerly set aside in England as a royal hunting ground.
tr.v. for·est·ed, for·est·ing, for·ests
To plant trees on or cover with trees.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin forestis (silva), outside (forest), from Latin forīs, outside; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots.]

for′est·al, fo·res′tial (fə-rĕs′chəl) adj.
for′es·ta′tion n.
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Estos bajos se encontraban rodeados por albardones perimetrales sobre los cuales se asentaba un bosque ribereno de alta diversidad biologica denominado "monte blanco" (Burkart, 1957), ambiente que fue reemplazado gradualmente por forestaciones hasta casi su totalidad, quedando como parches relictuales en una matriz forestal (Kalesnik et al., 2008).