underbrush

noun un·der·brush \ ˈən-dər-ˌbrəsh \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

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

noun

Definition of underbrush for English Language Learners

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


UNDERBRUSH Defined for Kids

underbrush

noun un·der·brush \ ˈən-dər-ˌbrəsh \

Definition of underbrush for Students

: shrubs and small trees growing among large trees


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