undergrowth


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un·der·growth

 (ŭn′dər-grōth′)
n.
1. Shrubs, saplings, and herbaceous plants growing beneath trees in a forest.
2. The condition of being less than fully grown.

undergrowth

(ˈʌndəˌɡrəʊθ)
n
1. (Forestry) small trees, bushes, ferns, etc, growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest
2. the condition of being undergrown
3. (Zoology) a growth of short fine hairs beneath longer ones; underfur

un•der•growth

(ˈʌn dərˌgroʊθ)

n.
2. the condition of being undergrown or undersized.
[1590–1600]

un·der·growth

(ŭn′dər-grōth′)
Low-growing plants, shrubs, and young trees that grow alongside and beneath taller trees in a forest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.undergrowth - the brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forestundergrowth - the brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest
brush, coppice, copse, thicket, brushwood - a dense growth of bushes
forest, woods, wood - the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
ground cover, groundcover - small plants other than saplings growing on a forest floor

undergrowth

noun scrub, brush, underwood, bracken, brambles, briars, underbrush, brushwood, underbush plunging through the undergrowth
Translations
غِطاء أشجار مُنْخَفِضَه
podrost
underskov
botngróîur
pomiškis
pamežs
podrast
podrast
ağaç altı bitki ve çalıları

undergrowth

[ˈʌndəgrəʊθ] Nmaleza f, matorrales mpl

undergrowth

[ˈʌndərgrəʊθ] nbroussailles fpl, sous-bois m

undergrowth

[ˈʌndəˌgrəʊθ] nsottobosco

undergrowth

(ˈandəgrouθ) noun
low bushes or large plants growing among trees. She tripped over in the thick undergrowth.
References in classic literature ?
So he went deeper into the undergrowth, and followed along parallel to the avenue to the house.
The third day found them on the run-ways of the bushmen--narrow paths that compelled single file and that turned and twisted with endless convolutions through the dense undergrowth.
The air was full of all the night noises that, taken together, make one big silence-- the click of one bamboo stem against the other, the rustle of something alive in the undergrowth, the scratch and squawk of a half-waked bird (birds are awake in the night much more often than we imagine), and the fall of water ever so far away.
If in the neighborhood of your camp there should be any hilly country, ponds surrounded by aquatic grass, hollow basins filled with reeds, or woods with thick undergrowth, they must be carefully routed out and searched; for these are places where men in ambush or insidious spies are likely to be lurking.
The morning dew was still lying on the thick undergrowth of the grass, and that he might not get his feet wet, Sergey Ivanovitch asked his brother to drive him in the trap up to the willow tree from which the carp was caught.
The soil, slightly undulating, here and there rose into little conical hills; there were no mountains visible on the horizon; immense brambly palisades, impenetrable hedges of thorny jungle, separated the clearings dotted with numerous villages, and immense euphorbiae surrounded them with natural fortifications, interlacing their trunks with the coral-shaped branches of the shrubbery and undergrowth.
But when he would have entered the blackness of the undergrowth they tried to dissuade him; and the wagerer was most insistent of all that he abandon his foolhardy venture.
The beach was of dull-grey sand, and sloped steeply up to a ridge, perhaps sixty or seventy feet above the sea-level, and irregularly set with trees and undergrowth.
There is likewise an undergrowth of aromatic shrubs, creepers, and clambering vines, that render the forests almost impenetrable; together with berries of various kinds, such as gooseberries, strawberries, raspberries, both red and yellow, very large and finely flavored whortleberries, cranberries, serviceberries, blackberries, currants, sloes, and wild and choke cherries.
A thousand times during that half-hour Rostov cast eager and restless glances over the edge of the wood, with the two scraggy oaks rising above the aspen undergrowth and the gully with its water-worn side and "Uncle's" cap just visible above the bush on his right.
Unable in the darkness to penetrate the thickets of manzanita and other undergrowth, utterly bewildered and overcome with fatigue, he had lain down near the root of a large madrono and fallen into a dreamless sleep.
This precaution was not unnecessary to direct any who might come in search of Malvin; for every part of the rock, except its broad, smooth front, was concealed at a little distance by the dense undergrowth of the forest.