Definition of understorey in English:


Line breaks: under|storey
Pronunciation: /ˈʌndəstɔːri

noun (plural understoreys)

A layer of vegetation beneath the main canopy of a forest: a substantial understorey of shrubs and small trees [as modifier]: the presence of understorey vegetation and leaf litter
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  • 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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