Definition of understory in English:

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understory

Pronunciation: /ˈəndərˌstôrē/
(British understorey)

noun (plural understories)

Ecology
A layer of vegetation beneath the main canopy of a forest.
Example sentences
  • The understorey in the forest depends on the type of trees growing there.
  • There are virtually no shrubs left to form an understorey.
  • The understorey in the ancient woodland is mainly hazel stools.

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Syllabification: un·der·sto·ry

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