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overstory

[oh-ver-stawr-ee, -stohr-ee]
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noun, plural o·ver·sto·ries.
  1. the uppermost layer of foliage in a forest, forming the canopy.
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Origin of overstory

1480–90, for an earlier sense; 1955–60 for current sense; over- + story2
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