underwood

[uhn-der-woo d]

noun

woody shrubs or small trees growing among taller trees.
a clump or stretch of such growth.

Nearby words

  1. underwhelmed,
  2. underwhelming,
  3. underwing,
  4. underwire,
  5. underwithhold,
  6. underwool,
  7. underwork,
  8. underworld,
  9. underwrite,
  10. underwriter

Origin of underwood

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

Related formsun·der·wood·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for underwood

underwood

noun

a less common word for undergrowth

Underwood

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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