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gallery forest

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Definition of gallery forest in English:

noun

A forest restricted to the banks of a river or stream.
Example sentences
  • They were off the plains again, following yet another of the small river valleys with its gallery forest that divided the prairies a little like spokes on a wheel… or perhaps more like branches radiating from a central trunk.
  • It lives in deciduous woodland, gallery forest, and forest borders up to 1,500 m.
  • We're left with an interesting situation where gallery forest might persist along the streams, with patches of sparse woodland and partly open savannah between the patches of forest.

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