Definition of undergrowth
: low growth on the floor of a forest including seedlings and saplings, shrubs, and herbs
Recent Examples of undergrowth from the Web
The area between the two will be planted with cottonwood, oak and sycamore trees and water-loving undergrowth.
And chief gorilla habituator Robert Mulimbi did have to slog through the heavy undergrowth in a makeshift white-guy...
The landscape is among the most representative of Europe, with temperate forests with evergreen laurel undergrowth.
Planned fires help control the undergrowth and do not damage hearty oaks, leaving behind fertile soil for native flowers and grasses.
Muntjac deer have eaten the undergrowth where nightingales once nested in the forests near my home, and now those birds have gone.
Hunters use wire snares set in the undergrowth to catch and strangle the deer.
Promising leads have vanished like a cactus mouse in the undergrowth.
Velvet worms that crawl through the undergrowth of tropical forests –
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UNDERGROWTH Defined for Kids
Definition of undergrowth for Students
: low growth on the floor of a forest that includes shrubs, herbs, and saplings
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