low-lying vegetation or small trees growing beneath larger trees; underbrush.
the condition of being undergrown or undersized.
short, fine hair underlying longer, outer wool or fur.
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How to use undergrowth in a sentence
The forest’s towering Douglas fir, western red cedar and western hemlock trees were full of cubby holes and cavities to hide in, and the undergrowth held plenty of small mammals to eat.Tree-climbing carnivores called fishers are back in Washington’s forests | Brianna Randall | October 7, 2022 | Science News
I understand that sometimes undergrowth has to be cleared to ensure that the healthiest trees grow big and strong.
But I admit that I first make my way through a fast-growing undergrowth of business.
The advance had to be carefully made, for the country was rough, wooded, and covered with a dense undergrowth of bushes.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
In the dense undergrowth hummed and rustled a hidden life of greater mystery.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Then all this stopped and on the wet undergrowth again there was a movement like the zig-zag stripe of the tiger's skin.Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
I could feel in the distance the shiver of the undergrowth of grass and saplings indicating the way the animals had passed.Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
At the end of ten minutes, leaving the undergrowth, David ran across a prairie which ended with the bluff of the river.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
British Dictionary definitions for undergrowth
small trees, bushes, ferns, etc, growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest
the condition of being undergrown
a growth of short fine hairs beneath longer ones; underfur
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