undergrowth

noun
un·​der·​growth | \ ˈən-dər-ˌgrōth How to pronounce undergrowth (audio) \

Definition of undergrowth

: low growth on the floor of a forest including seedlings and saplings, shrubs, and herbs

Examples of undergrowth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The enormous pit, 630 feet deep, is home to a lush green haven of tall, ancient trees, dense undergrowth and probably, say researchers, animals that haven’t yet been found elsewhere. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 13 May 2022 At the same time, an undergrowth of journals and websites has begun to mature, exposed to sunlight that once shone only on the media sequoias. Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2021 The combination of a warming planet that has created hotter droughts and a century of fire suppression that choked forests with thick undergrowth have fueled blazes that have sounded the death knell for trees that date back to ancient civilizations. Arkansas Online, 20 Nov. 2021 The combination of a warming planet that has created hotter droughts and a century of fire suppression that choked forests with thick undergrowth have fueled blazes that have sounded the death knell for trees that date back to ancient civilizations. Arkansas Online, 20 Nov. 2021 The combination of a warming planet that has created hotter droughts and a century of fire suppression that choked forests with thick undergrowth have fueled blazes that have sounded the death knell for trees that date back to ancient civilizations. Arkansas Online, 20 Nov. 2021 The combination of a warming planet that has created hotter droughts and a century of fire suppression that choked forests with thick undergrowth have fueled blazes that have sounded the death knell for trees that date back to ancient civilizations. Arkansas Online, 20 Nov. 2021 Sequoias even rely on fire to help open their cones disperse seeds, and flames clear undergrowth so seedlings can take root and get sunlight. Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2021 Sequoias even rely on fire to help open their cones to disperse seeds, and flames clear undergrowth so seedlings can take root and get sunlight. Brian Melley, ajc, 2 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of undergrowth

1600, in the meaning defined above

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“Undergrowth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undergrowth. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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undergrowth

noun
un·​der·​growth | \ ˈən-dər-ˌgrōth How to pronounce undergrowth (audio) \

Kids Definition of undergrowth

: low growth on the floor of a forest that includes shrubs, herbs, and saplings

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