noun[mass noun] British
- A dense growth of shrubs and other plants, especially under trees in woodland: they cleared a path through the undergrowthMore example sentences
shrubbery, vegetation, greenery, ground cover, underwood, copsewood, brushwood, brush, scrub, underscrub, cover, covert, thicket, copse, coppice, wood, jungle; bushes, plants, weeds, brambles; North American underbrush, underbush, shin-tangle; SE English frith• archaic rone• rare herbage, verdure
- 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.