Definition of underwood in English:


Line breaks: under|wood
Pronunciation: /ˈʌndəwʊd


[mass noun]
  • Small trees and shrubs growing beneath taller timber trees: the second crop was of underwood and coppice they sell underwood belonging to the Crown
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    • 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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