a growth overspreading or covering something.
excessive growth: to prune a young tree so as to prevent overgrowth.

Origin of overgrowth

First recorded in 1595–1605; over- + growth
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for overgrowth

Historical Examples of overgrowth

Word Origin and History for overgrowth

c.1600, from over- + growth. Cf. also overgrown.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper