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Table 5 Successional stage related set of Csángó habitat terms, their meanings and English equivalents (literal translations of names are given in parentheses)

From: Multidimensionality and scale in a landscape ethnoecological partitioning of a mountainous landscape (Gyimes, Eastern Carpathians, Romania)

Csángó habitat names Meanings and English equivalents
vágtér / irtás / vész 2 Cleared area, often turned into a grassland usually with twigs all over (cut-area / clearing / dangerous)
csapos hely / gyütés 3 Area where twigs are humped on a clear cut (place with twigs / collection)
csutakos 2 A cleared area with stumps (with stumps)
epervész, epres vágtér 2 An area with Fragaria spp. on clear cuts (dangerous with Fragaria, Fragaria cut area)
málnavész, málnás 2 An area with Rubus idaeus on clear cuts (dangerous with raspberries, having raspberries)
apróbojtos 2 Young spruce forest, height less than 1 m (young tassels)
bezseny, cseplesz 2 Dense, 5–10 years old young spruce forest (specific local expressions reflecting on density and small tree size)
bezsenyes erdő 2 Transitional stage between young tassels and young spruce forest (?)
fiatal erdő 2 Young spruce forest, ca. 10 years old (young forest)
karós erdő 2 Forest with stake sized trees, dbh 7–20 cm (staked forest)
boronaerdő 2 Forest with trees good for house building, dbh 25–30 cm (beam forest)
szelhás erdő (szelhaerdő) 2 Forest with straight (and older) trees, the trees are good for shingle, dbh min. 20 cm, age of the forest is at least 40 years (?)
kinőtt erdő / öreg erdő / nagy erdő 1,2 Old forest, above 70–100 years (adult forest / old forest / large forest)
  1. Superscripts indicate scale: 1macrohabitat; 2mesohabitat; 3microhabitat.