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underwood

[ uhn-der-wood ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌwʊd /
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noun
woody shrubs or small trees growing among taller trees.
a clump or stretch of such growth.
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Origin of underwood

First recorded in 1275–1325, underwood is from the Middle English word underwode.See under-, wood1

OTHER WORDS FROM underwood

un·der·wood·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for underwood (1 of 2)

underwood
/ (ˈʌndəˌwʊd) /

noun
a less common word for undergrowth

British Dictionary definitions for underwood (2 of 2)

Underwood
/ (ˈʌndəˌwʊd) /

noun
Rory. born 1963, English Rugby Union player: played 85 times for England (1984–96) and scored 49 tries (an England record)
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