undergrown

Related to undergrown: underground

un·der·grown

 (ŭn′dər-grōn′)
adj.
1. Not fully grown, or unusually small: an undergrown man.
2. Covered with undergrowth: undergrown woods.

undergrown

(ˈʌndəˌɡrəʊn; ˌʌndəˈɡrəʊn)
adj
1. not having the expected height
2. (Botany) having undergrowth

un•der•grown

(ˈʌn dərˌgroʊn, ˌʌn dərˈgroʊn)

adj.
not grown to normal size or height.
[1350–1400]
Translations

undergrown

a. poco desarrollado-a, pequeño-a
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They were a man and woman; or perhaps they would be better described as a male and female: for the former was one of those long-limbed, knock-kneed, shambling, bony people, to whom it is difficult to assign any precise age,--looking as they do, when they are yet boys, like undergrown men, and when they are almost men, like overgrown boys.
Landscape architect Ed Max will discuss ephemerals, a perennial plant that emerges quickly in the spring and dies back to just its undergrown root or bulb for the remainder of the year.
inured to ease and culture and sophistication, mentally developed but physically retrograde, loving their poetry and their comforts, sleek undergrown men and slim neurasthenic women, fed on birds'-nest soup and lotus seeds, shrewd in business, gifted in belles-lettres, and cowardly in war.
They were small, undergrown. Grub white." The fat tabby leapt into her lap.
The prosecution accused the jobbing builder of pushing Miss Whittle to her death from a precarious ledge in the undergrown tunnels beneath Bathpool Park, Staffs, amid fears he was about to get snared by police as his ransom plans went awry.
"In preeclampsia, the reduction in the ratio indicates that the fetus is undergrown in relation to placental size, suggesting functional placental impairment," Dr.
Also, undergrown or stunted specimens of various species of crustaceans have been reported in this area (Conde and Diaz 1989b, 1992a, 1992b; Carmona, 1992; Carmona-Suarez and Conde, 1996).