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underwood

[uhn-der-woo d] /ˈʌn dərˌwʊd/
noun
1.
woody shrubs or small trees growing among taller trees.
2.
a clump or stretch of such growth.
Origin of underwood
1275-1325
First recorded in 1275-1325, underwood is from the Middle English word underwode. See under-, wood1
Related forms
underwooded, adjective
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  • On each side of them there was underwood between the stems of the tall trees.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a jungle, close about the door.

    The Room in the Dragon Volant J. Sheridan LeFanu
  • Crossing the water to an island, they plunged into a bit of underwood.

    Therese Raquin Emile Zola
  • Thank you, Mr. underwood—we'll stand in the presence of the Board.

    Strife (First Series Plays) John Galsworthy
  • The ancient Trojans were fools to your father, Mrs. underwood.

    Strife (First Series Plays) John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for underwood

underwood

/ˈʌndəˌwʊd/
noun
1.
a less common word for undergrowth

Underwood

/ˈʌndəˌwʊd/
noun
1.
Rory. born 1963, English Rugby Union player: played 85 times for England (1984–96) and scored 49 tries (an England record)
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