overstory

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noun over·sto·ry \ˈō-vər-ˌstȯr-ē\

Definition of overstory

  1. 1 :  the layer of foliage in a forest canopy

  2. 2 :  the trees contributing to an overstory

1914

First Known Use of overstory

1914

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