For"est*er (?), n. [F. forestier, LL. forestarius.]
One who has charge of the growing timber on an estate; an officer appointed to watch a forest and preserve the game.
An inhabitant of a forest.
A forest tree.
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.