For"est*er (?), n. [F. forestier, LL. forestarius.]

1.

One who has charge of the growing timber on an estate; an officer appointed to watch a forest and preserve the game.

2.

An inhabitant of a forest.

Wordsworth.

3.

A forest tree.

[R.]

Evelyn.

4. Zool.

A lepidopterous insect belonging to Alypia and allied genera; as, the eight-spotted forester (A. octomaculata), which in the larval state is injurious to the grapevine.

 

© Webster 1913.

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