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understory Syllabification: un·der·sto·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈəndərˌstôrē/
(British understorey)

Definition of understory in English:

noun (plural understories)

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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