ground cover

noun
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of ground cover

1 : the small plants on a forest floor except young trees
2 a : a planting of low plants (such as ivy) that covers the ground in place of turf
b : a plant adapted for use as ground cover

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First Known Use of ground cover

1900


GROUND COVER Defined for English Language Learners

ground cover

noun

Definition of ground cover for English Language Learners

  • : a low plant or group of plants used in a garden to cover the ground


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