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understory

noun un·der·sto·ry \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

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