Definition of Nurse log
1. Noun. A large decomposing tree trunk that has fallen, usually in a forest; the decaying wood provides moisture and nutrients for a variety of insects and plants.
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Literary usage of Nurse log
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1. Western Canada by Paul-Eric Dumontier, Jennifer McMorran, Pierre Longnus (2004)
"... is an absolutely amazing source of information on the rich waters, land and sky around his home—here's your chance to find out what a "nurse-log" is! ..."