Etymology
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forestry (n.)

1690s, "privilege of a royal forest," from forest (n.) + -ry or else from Old French foresterie, from forest (see forest (n.)). Meaning "science of managing forests" is from 1859.

updated on December 19, 2014

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Definitions of forestry from WordNet

forestry (n.)
the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.