Meaning of fencerow in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɛnsrəʊ/


North American
  • An uncultivated strip of land on each side of and below a fence.

    ‘wayside fencerows, vacant lots, or roadside ditches’
    • ‘Perennial weeds often occur first at the edges of crop fields, near fencerows and wooded areas.’
    • ‘Forests, fields, orchards, fencerows, hedgerows, islands, railroad tracks, floodplains and grown-over strip mines are just some of the places the white and giant morels can be found.’
    • ‘For example, chipmunks and white-footed mice in an agricultural landscape used wooded fencerows to travel between forest patches.’
    • ‘So I went down toward the creek, and as I turned the corner by the barnyard I saw him down below, moving along a fencerow.’
    • ‘For example, resident chipmunks in an agricultural landscape used wooded fencerows as habitat, while transient chipmunks used fencerows to travel between forest patches.’
    • ‘Cattle and pine plantations have replaced the pea patches, gardens, and cornfields, and few of the fencerows that once divided these small farms are still visible.’
    • ‘‘They were everywhere in the fencerows,’ he wrote, ‘and of all colors except white and purple.’’
    • ‘Steve is a fifth generation California agriculturalist and fourth generation cattle rancher, but his efforts extend far beyond his own fencerows.’
    • ‘Our blueberry patch is surrounded by wooded fencerows.’
    • ‘Dispersal rates were higher in forest and edge habitats than they were in fencerows.’
    • ‘There are trout streams and ponds, horses galore, charming footbridges, and miles of glorious fencerows to explore.’
    • ‘It invades old fields as well as woodlots, and has been reported along roads, utility corridors and fencerows.’
    • ‘They were a common sight on fruit trees and saplings in the fencerows and woodlots.’
    • ‘They often do this en masse where several hundred adults will gather at the base of a tree, along a fencerow or under a rock.’