Definition of underwood in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈəndərˌwo͝od/


Small trees and shrubs growing beneath taller timber trees.
Example sentences
  • From the Forest of Dean the king took minerals, underwood, timber, and red and fallow deer.
  • I, too, felt as if I was peering into a coppice - a wood or thicket characterized by a dense, often tangled, underwood of stump shoots and suckers encouraged into being by the periodic cutting down of trees.

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Syllabification: un·der·wood

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