underbrush

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noun un·der·brush \ˈən-dər-ˌbrəsh\

Definition of underbrush

  1. 1 :  shrubs, bushes, or small trees growing beneath large trees in a wood or forest :  brush

  2. 2 :  a tangled, obstructing, or impeding mass

Examples of underbrush in a Sentence

  1. We made our way through the thick underbrush.

1775

First Known Use of underbrush

1775


UNDERBRUSH Defined for English Language Learners

underbrush

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noun un·der·brush \ˈən-dər-ˌbrəsh\

Definition of underbrush for English Language Learners

  • : plants, bushes, and small trees growing under larger trees in a forest


UNDERBRUSH Defined for Kids

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noun un·der·brush \ˈən-dər-ˌbrəsh\

Definition of underbrush for Students

  1. :  shrubs and small trees growing among large trees



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