- 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.
Origin of undergrowth
Related Words for undergrowththicket, coppice, bush, brake, brush, copse, underwood, brushwood, boscage, boskage, understory
Examples from the Web for undergrowth
Historical Examples of undergrowth
The stranger, whoever he was, had darted back in the undergrowth.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
There was a tangle of undergrowth, and a heavy grove of palms.Things as They Are
It has just shot out from that great clump of 163 undergrowth.The Hound From The North
But the only reply was a furious crashing in the undergrowth.The Vagrant Duke
He held back the undergrowth again and peered into the depths.Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas
- 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