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undergrown

[ uhn-der-grohn, uhn-der-grohn ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌgroʊn, ˌʌn dərˈgroʊn /
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adjective
not grown to normal size or height: sickly and undergrown cattle.
having an undergrowth: an undergrown thicket tangled with creeping vines.
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Origin of undergrown

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at under-, grown
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British Dictionary definitions for undergrown

undergrown
/ (ˈʌndəˌɡrəʊn, ˌʌndəˈɡrəʊn) /

adjective
not having the expected height
having undergrowth
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