understory


un·der·sto·ry

noun \ˈən-dər-ˌstr-ē\

Definition of UNDERSTORY

1
:  an underlying layer of vegetation; specifically :  the vegetative layer and especially the trees and shrubs between the forest canopy and the ground cover
2
:  the plants that form the understory

First Known Use of UNDERSTORY

1902

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: understrapper
Previous Word in the Dictionary: understood
All Words Near: understory

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up understory? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).