underbrush

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noun un·der·brush \ ˈən-dər-ˌbrəsh \

Definition of underbrush

1 :shrubs, bushes, or small trees growing beneath large trees in a wood or forest :brush
2 :a tangled, obstructing, or impeding mass

Examples of underbrush in a Sentence

  1. We made our way through the thick underbrush.

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First Known Use of underbrush

1775


UNDERBRUSH Defined for English Language Learners

underbrush

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Definition of underbrush for English Language Learners

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


UNDERBRUSH Defined for Kids

underbrush

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noun un·der·brush \ ˈən-dər-ˌbrəsh \

Definition of underbrush for Students

:shrubs and small trees growing among large trees


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