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Definition of "undergrowth" []

  • Low-growing plants, saplings, and shrubs beneath trees in a forest. (noun)
  • A growth of short, fine hairs underlying the longer and thicker outer hairs of an animal's coat; underfur or underwool. (noun)
  • The condition of being less than fully grown. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "undergrowth" in a sentence
  • "All the undergrowth is scorched brown and black by the cold."
  • "On a crystalline, perfectly blue morning in June, a young married couple driving across upper Michigan stop to picnic in a clearing, then watch in horror as their two and a half year old daughter suddenly vanishes, swallowed by what they discover hidden in undergrowth is a tiny hole in a poorly sealed and long-forgotten mineshaft."
  • "Unit, often camped in undergrowth while on operations in CAMBODIA."