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undergrowth Line breaks: under|growth
Pronunciation: /ˈʌndəɡrəʊθ/

Definition of undergrowth in English:


[mass noun] British
A dense growth of shrubs and other plants, especially under trees in woodland: they cleared a path through the undergrowth
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  • Trees and dense undergrowth covered the banks all round, giving the place an air of secrecy and isolation from the rest of the world.
  • The ravine would also need to be cleared of undergrowth and trees.
  • He said the big cat was gone in a matter of seconds, but he was left shaken as the animal darted away through trees and undergrowth.
shrubbery, vegetation, greenery, ground cover, underwood, copsewood, brushwood, brush, scrub, underscrub, cover, covert, thicket, copse, coppice, wood, jungle;
North American underbrush, underbush, shin-tangle;
SE English frith
rareherbage, verdure

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