underwood

[ uhn-der-woo d ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌwʊd /

noun

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

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 (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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