Definitions for undergrowthˈʌn dərˌgroʊθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•growthˈʌn dərˌgroʊθ(n.)

  1. Category: Ecology

    Ref: underbrush.

  2. the condition of being undergrown or undersized.

  3. Category: Zoology

    Ref: undercoat (def. 2). 2

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. underbrush, undergrowth, underwood(noun)

    the brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. undergrowth(noun)ˈʌn dərˌgroʊθ

    all the plants that grow around the bottom of trees

    They searched in the undergrowth for clues.


  1. undergrowth(Noun)

    The plants in a forest which only reach a relatively low height (such as shrubs and bushes).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undergrowth(noun)

    that which grows under trees; specifically, shrubs or small trees growing among large trees


  1. Undergrowth

    Undergrowth usually refers to the vegetation in a forest, which can obstruct passage through the forest. The height of undergrowth is usually considered to be 0.3 – 3 m. Undergrowth can also refer all vegetation in a forest, which isn't in the canopy.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


low bushes or large plants growing among trees

She tripped over in the thick undergrowth.

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